DO RE MI by Garson Kanin


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The trouble that comes to some guys whose doll precipitates a romance with a business enemy lands Hubert, the teller of this sad tale, in the sneezer again when he takes the fall for Fatso. Fatso, Skin, Legs -- and Hubert -- are keeping their noses clean after certain of their occupations have become too hazardous (with the law) when Hubert's gander at the possibilities of the slot biz put them in circulation again. The juke box war they stage, and wage, outlaws them with John Henry Wheeler, big man of the song and music game, forces them to get their own thrushes and artists and turns up Nan Needles who becomes a sensation. Even Legs' singing of his wife's song sells. But when they muscle in on Wheeler's properties, playing the old routine of intimidation, snatching and general rough-tough marbles, they discover Nan Needles has gone over to Wheeler -- for keeps-and the big deal has wound up with a rap -- for Hubert. It is ""Erie"" -- a million dollar trick, which was not ""unlegitimate"" could turn out so sour...For them as like it simple -- sort of fun.

Pub Date: Nov. 8th, 1955
Publisher: Little, Brown- A.M.P.