Last Summer, Phil played a role in the film, Wabash Avenue. When he learns that all his big scenes were cut, it’s a small reflection of what Darrel Zanick did to Alice when he cut her appearances from her last film. Which was the reason she walked off the set, and left her movie career behind her.
As Phil moans about his movie woes he sings, That’s Plenty for Me. Getting no sympathy from Alice or Willie, Phil turns to his pal Frankie. Maybe Phil should make his own picture. Phil and Frankie pitch ideas to each other, all are rip offs of already successful hit films. If they play their cards right, Alice might volunteer her services as leading lady. Alice sings, In the Rain.
Frankie has his masterpiece of a Western script all finished. All they need is a villan, enter Julius. The gang hand out parts and the Western spoof begins. Alice manages to flub her lines, and Phil does some quick adlibbing. Frankie hams it up and steals as many scenes as he can. In the final gunfight there’s only one man left standing, and it’s not Phil.
Note: Alice mentions her greatest triumph in pictures, Fallen Angel. It’s the one that all her scenes were cut from. Frankie is probably a good choice to run the production of the film, since in real life Elliot Lewis did most jobs in the production of radio shows. Everything from write, direct, produce, and act in them.