Java has a pack of public domain movie musicals. Here's one of them.
Career Girl (1944) stars singer Frances Langford in a poverty row production about a Midwestern young lady who makes it big on Broadway. The plot is standard Stage Door - ish fare.
I enjoy shots like this - freeze frame on an important, plot-inducing letter or telegram. These are great for several reasons, not the least of which is the filmmakers expect the audience to be literate.
Very little scoring means you hear every snap, crackle and pop from the aging film. Still, I like it mostly because of Iris Adrian whose loud, acerbic reading of lines is refreshingly lively (and distracts from the extraneous noise). Almost everyone else seems to be looking for his/her mark and mumbling, as if this is 1st rehearsal.
Oh, and by the way, a future cast member of the Dick Van Dyke Show had a hand in the songs.