Jeff Carter (John Boles), a singer down on his luck, turns to radio acting as a means of supporting his young son Danny (Billy Lee.) With the support of his son and his press agent Charley Grady (Roscoe Karns), Jeff ultimately finds radio the means of realizing his professional ambition.
For an actor who hasn't been around for quite a while, John Boles's return isn't particularly auspicious. Monogram has thrust him, voice, immaculate profile and all, into a short-order special called "Road to Happiness," now at the Palace. The story is nothing more than a lot of weepy bosh about a divorced father who tries to make a home for his son and a career for himself and finally does both after numerous gummy scenes in which the pair gulp down their emotions like stout fellows to prove they're not softies after all.
Now, Mr. Boles can still sing (as he briefly proves in the last reel), but his efforts to run cadenzas on the audience's heartstrings strike nothing but sour notes. As for Billy Lee, his indubitable charm is so tear-drenched it should be hung on a line to dry. Next time, put it through the ringer and a little more starch, please. --The New York Times
Running Time: 84 Minutes
MPAA Ratings: NR
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