Ring Lardner, Jr. collaborated with George S. Kaufman on this satire about wannabe songwriters and performers in New York's Tin Pan Alley in the late 1920s. The story concerns a naive Schenectady shipping clerk named Fred who comes to Manhattan withdreams of becoming a lyricist, and how he befriends a one-hit wonder composer and meets the girl of his dreams. Susan Sarandon, Estelle Parsons, Lee Meredith, Burt Shevelove and Kirk Browning star; with a cameo by Stephen Sondheim. 90 min. Standard;Soundtrack: English.