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Roaring '20s songstress Ruth Etting had everything - the looks, the wiles, the smokey jazz voice, the it. She also had Chicago racketeer Martin "The Gimp" Snyder, who, even as he propelled her career, afflicted her. Laced with Doris Day's vibrant performance of songs from the era, this 1955 Academy AwardŽ winner (Writing - Motion Picture Story) is based on the tough-minded tale of Etting's life with the man who boosted her career with strong-arm tactics and smothered her in an obsessive grip she escaped at great peril. As Snyder, Cagney earned of the film's six OscarŽ nominations. Day's Etting was a career-best dramatic performance, bringing acclaim from critics and protest letters from fans unprepared for the departure from her traditionally sunny roles.

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