Quirky stuff - probably designed for children - Vera-Ellen in rehearsal. c. 1950
Top shot of an office. C/U of men at a drawing board with a painting of a stage set. Dissolve to set with painted backdrop featuring the Criterion Restaurant.
Actresses and workers are on the stage. Backstage. A man is giving instructions. A couple - Vera-Ellen and an unnamed partner - rehearse a dance routine. Spectators watch and laugh. A choreographer comes on to the stage to give directions. The dancers have a cup of tea.
In the dressing room female actors are putting the finishing touches to their costumes. They change hats. Shot from the stage of the lights above. Shot of the stage from the auditorium. A moving film camera is visible. An actress has her hair combed. Clapperboard. Vera-Ellen sings and dances with two men. Shot of the cameraman.
Note: Vera-Ellen is rehearsing for the film "Happy Go Lovely".