Tiny Landers sings like an angel...but
only in front of brother Joe. In front of a crowd, she clams up, the
victim of a terrible case of stage fright. Recognizing her immense
potential for stardom (as well as her immense figure) savvy talent
agent Larry offers Tiny all the food she can eat if she agrees to
visit eccentric psychiatrist Hugo Gansamacher (noneother than Moe).
After regressing the patient to childhood, Moe uncovers the source
of Tiny's fears, and provides her with a powerful posthypnotic suggestion
designed to generate confidence on the nightclub stage. Later, at
a swank cabaret, Tiny unleashes a sizzling performance of "The
Heat is On," bringing down the house and causing Larry to fall
head-over-heels in love after the fat lady sings.
you know that Muriel Landers "Tiny" sang "The Heat
is On" in her own two-reel comedy for Columbia entitled Tricky
Chicks (1957). She sings this song in the stage appearance of this
film, (up to the chorus) and it is actually stock footage taken
from that film.