is a 1944 musical romance
directed by Ray McCarey
. The film concerns the formative years of Atlantic City, New Jersey
. Vaudeville acts are re-created in the story of how Atlantic City
became a famous resort.
In 1915, Atlantic City
is a sleepy seaside resort, but Brad Taylor, son of a small hotel and vaudeville house proprietor, has big plans: he thinks it can be "the playground of the world." Brad's wheeling and dealing proves remarkably successful in attracting big enterprises and big shows, but brings him little success in personal relationships. Full of nostalgic songs and acts, some with the original artists.