York City 1919. Larry's search for a suitable composer to bring his
lyrics to life ends on a spring day when his friend, Herbert Fields,
introduces him to Richard Rodgers, a talented composer who is looking
for a good lyricist. Despite their hard work, two years pass without
a single contract with a producer.
Larry meets Peggy L. McNeil, a young singer. The evening ends on a happy
note when Herb arrives with news that the Theatre Guild wants to produce
Larry and Dick's first show. Larry and Dick's success continues with
the sale of their next musical, which will star Gene Kelly. Despite
the string of successes, Larry becomes restless and sinks into a depression.
Larry makes a fresh start in California, and soon after buying a large
house in the Hollywood Hills, throws a star-studded party. Larry is
drunk at the end of the evening, and, after the guests leave, he winds
up alone in his big house. Larry, however, sinks into greater despair.
In New York, Larry collapses in the lobby right after the show On Your
Toes. Later, Larry is honoured in a musical tribute, during which Dick
recalls their twenty-year friendship.
June Allyson - Herself
Perry Como - Eddie
Lorrison Anders Judy
Garland - Herself Lena
Horne - Herself Gene
Kelly - Himself Mickey
Rooney - Lorenz Hart Ann
Sothern - Joyce Harmon
Tom Drake - Richard Rodgers Cyd
Charisse - Margo Grant
Betty Garrett - Peggy Lorgan McNeil Janet
Leigh - Dorothy Feiner Rodgers Marshall Thompson - Herbert Fields
Mel Tormé - Himself
Vera-Ellen - Herself
Jeanette Nolan - Mrs. Hart
Richard Quine - Ben Feiner Jr.
Clinton Sundberg - Shoe clerk
Dee Turnell - Herself, Dee Turnell
Edward Earle - James Fernby Kelly
Harry Antrim - Dr. Rogers