"Ruth Etting (Doris Day) was a naïve young singer, working in a ten cents-a-dance joint when Martin "the Gimp" Snyder (James Cagney) spotted her and offered to "help her" get into show business.
Doris Day handled all of the musical numbers with aplomb and her beautiful voice has never been used to better advantage. Not only did she look spectacular; she played a true adult woman with guts and feeling. It was truly a personal triumph."
- Ralph McKnight