Columbia Pictures

Joan Davis in "Kansas City Kitty"

Promotional poster of Columbia’s 1944 film "Kansas City Kitty". The plot of this film centers around Polly Jasper (Joan Davis) a charming wisecracking piano teacher. Polly gets involved with some shady music publishers named Latham & Clark. The publishers sell their business to Polly and her friend Eileen Hasbrook (Jane Frazee). One hour before the sale, the company was sued for the legitimacy of the song “Kansas City Kitty”. Polly happens to be obsessed with her music loving dentist Dr. Henry Talbot (Erik Rolph) who is not quite as romantically inclined.