On the Air: Radio as portrayed in Golden Age cinema

A list of films portraying radio singers and radio broadcasts in the 1930s and 1940s.
The "live broadcast" scenario was often used to good effect in slapstick comedies and, of course, musical films. Never having experienced the Golden Age of Radio firsthand, I love getting a glimpse of what it was like in classic films.

This is not a list of radio programs, but rather films which are, at least in part, about radio - announcers, singers, sponsors, contests etc.. By no means complete - any suggestions welcome!
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1.
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
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On the eve of World War II, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London. (120 mins.)
“ Joel McCrea's rousing speech at the end.. ” - I_Won-t_Dance
 
2.
Love Is on the Air (1937)
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Andy McCaine is the ace crime reporter for a radio station. However, his exposs of corruption in high... (59 mins.)
Director: Nick Grinde
 
3.
Twenty Million Sweethearts (1934)
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Unscrupulous agent Rush makes singing waiter Clayton a big radio star while Peggy, who has lost her own radio show, helps Clayton. (89 mins.)
Director: Ray Enright
 
4.
The Loudspeaker (1934)
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A young man from a small town heads to New York, determined to become a radio star. He achieves his goal but in the process alienates those around him. (67 mins.)
Director: Joseph Santley
 
5.
High Hat (1937)
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An opera singer whose career is on the wane finds newfound fame doing popular songs on the radio. (70 mins.)
 
6.
Road to Happiness (1941)
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Jeff Carter, a singer down on his luck, turns to radio acting as a means of supporting his young son Danny... (84 mins.)
Director: Phil Rosen
 
7.
Meet the Boy Friend (1937)
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A heartthrob singer, Tony Paige, also known as "America's Boyfriend" decides to wed a Swedish actress... (63 mins.)
Director: Ralph Staub
 
8.
Every Night at Eight (1935)
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Three young girls working in an agency have build a singing trio. They want to 'lease' the dictaphone of their boss to make a record of their singin... (80 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
9.
Sweet Music (1935)
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College band-leader "Skip" Houston keeps his band together after graduation, they turn professional... (100 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
10.
Professional Sweetheart (1933)
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Radio singer Glory Eden is publicized as the ideal of American womanhood, in order to sell the sponsor's product Ippsie-Wippsie Washcloths... (73 mins.)
 
11.
The Big Broadcast (1932)
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A radio-singer, Bing Hornsby, is none-too-concerned about his job, and an affair with Mona leads to his dismissal... (80 mins.)
Director: Frank Tuttle
 
12.
Puddin' Head (1941)
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Harold l. Montgomery, the scatterbrain vice-president of the United Broadcasing System, is dismayed... (80 mins.)
Director: Joseph Santley
 
13.
Sweet Surrender (1935)
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Arrested when he gets into a fracas, while escorting the girl he has hitherto loved only from afar, noted ballet dancer Delphine... (85 mins.)
Director: Monte Brice
 
14.
Up in the Air (1940)
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A none-too-popular (nor good) radio singer, Rita Wilson is murdered while singing on the air in a radio studio... (62 mins.)
 
15.
One Hour Late (1934)
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When the romance between radio-singer Eddie Blake and Bessie Dunn goes sour through a series of misunderstanding... (74 mins.)
Director: Ralph Murphy
 
16.
What's Cookin' (1942)
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A group of entertainers visit the home of a radio singer to try to get her to book them on her show. (69 mins.)
Director: Edward F. Cline
 
17.
Sing While You're Able (1937)
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A toy company owner and his daughter find a singing hillbilly in the Arkansas backwoods and take him... (66 mins.)
Director: Marshall Neilan
 
18.
Behind the Mike (1937)
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Complications ensue after a radio producer insults a sponsor. (68 mins.)
Director: Sidney Salkow
 
19.
There Goes Kelly (1945)
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Two young men working as pages at a radio station try to get an audition for a girl they know who wants to be a singer. When the station's star singer is murdered, they decide to solve the crime themselves. (61 mins.)
Director: Phil Karlstein
 
20.
Freddie Steps Out (1946)
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A high school student is mistaken for a famous radio singer who goes missing. Complications ensue. (75 mins.)
Director: Arthur Dreifuss
 
21.
Who Done It? (1942)
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Two dumb soda jerks dream of writing radio mysteries. When they try to pitch an idea at a radio station, they end up in the middle of a real murder when the station owner is killed during a broadcast. (77 mins.)
Director: Erle C. Kenton
 
22.
I Live for Love (1935)
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Donna (Del Rio) is a diva of the stage and wants her lover Rico (Alvarado) as her leading man. To keep this from happening, the producers (Churchill, Cavanaugh) grab Roger Kerry (Marshall) off the street and say he has a contract. (64 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
 
23.
Pot o' Gold (1941)
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Jimmy, the owner of a failed music shop, goes to work with his uncle, the owner of a food factory. Before he gets there... (86 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
24.
True to Life (1943)
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A writer for a radio program needs some fresh ideas to juice up his show. For inspiration, he rents... (94 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
25.
Whistling in Brooklyn (1943)
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Radio crime show host "The Fox" finds himself on the trail of a serial killer while a suspect himself. (87 mins.)
Director: S. Sylvan Simon
 
26.
Murder Is News (1937)
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A radio reporter does a story on the infidelity and divorce of a wealthy and powerful businessman. The... (55 mins.)
Director: Leon Barsha
 
27.
Remote Control (1930)
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A radio announcer (Haines) suspects a cohort sends coded messages over the air to his bank-robber friends. (65 mins.)
 
28.
Torch Singer (1933)
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When she can't support her illegitimate child, an abandoned young woman puts her up for adoption and pursues a career as a torch singer. (71 mins.)
 
29.
Broadway Gondolier (1935)
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Dick Purcell is an American taxi driver who wants to become a singer promoting cheese products. Oddly he thinks the way to do it is to become a gondolier from Venice. Along the way he sings and woos a sassy secretary Alice. (99 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
30.
The Phantom Broadcast (1933)
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A handsome radio singer has it all--fame, money, adoring fans--but what no one knows is that his accompanist... (72 mins.)
Director: Phil Rosen
 
31.
Tuned Out (1935 Short Film)
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Ruth, is on tour and singing on the radio, unknown to her husband, as The Dixie Song Bird. Herbert Rawlinson... (21 mins.)
Director: Alf Goulding
 
32.
The Great American Broadcast (1941)
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After WWI two men go into radio. Failure leads the wife of one to borrow money from another; she goes on... (90 mins.)
Director: Archie Mayo
 
33.
Page Miss Glory (1935)
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A scheming promoter and his partner win a beauty contest after submitting a composite photo, convincing a chambermaid to help impersonate the fictional starlet; things go awry when a famed aviator falls in love with the picture. (93 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
34.
Are You Listening? (1932)
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A radio writer/producer accidentally kills his wife and then attempts to escape an on-air hunt for him. (73 mins.)
Director: Harry Beaumont
 
35.
Dancing Co-Ed (1939)
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Right before the dancing Tobins ought to film a new production, his wife tells Freddy Tobin that she's pregnant... (84 mins.)
Director: S. Sylvan Simon
 
36.
Two Girls on Broadway (1940)
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Eddie sells his song to a Broadway producer and also lands a job dancing in the musical. He sends for... (73 mins.)
Director: S. Sylvan Simon
 
36.
Two Girls on Broadway (1940)
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Eddie sells his song to a Broadway producer and also lands a job dancing in the musical. He sends for... (73 mins.)
Director: S. Sylvan Simon
 
37.
The Lady Has Plans (1942)
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Some dastardly criminals have stolen some top secret plans and tattoo them on the back of a woman so she can sell them to the highest bidder in Lisbon... (77 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lanfield
 
38.
Walking on Air (1936)
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A stubborn young woman hires a struggling singer to play her obnoxious suitor in a scheme to overturn her father's objections to the man she really wants to marry. (70 mins.)
Director: Joseph Santley
 
39.
Hot Rhythm (1944)
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Jimmy O'Brien (Robert Lowery)and Sammy Rubin (Sidney Miller), write jingle commercials for radio... (79 mins.)
 
40.
Love Thy Neighbor (1940)
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Jack Benny is preparing his New Year's Eve radio broadcast but takes time out to take his valet Rochester... (82 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
 
41.
Behind the Headlines (1937)
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Eddie Haines is a radio reporter with Station KBC. He is always getting the scoop, which infuriates those at the New York Star... (58 mins.)
Director: Richard Rosson
 
42.
Advice to the Lovelorn (1933)
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Los Angeles newspaper reporter Toby Prentiss is continually in trouble with his editor. He is demoted... (62 mins.)
 
43.
Weary River (1929)
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A gangster is put in prison, but finds salvation through music while serving his time. Again on the outside, he finds success elusive and temptations abound. (86 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
 
44.
Mr. Dodd Takes the Air (1937)
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A small town electrician becomes a hit singer in New York and gets involved with a gold digger, a thief, an opera singer and the woman he loves. (87 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
45.
A Millionaire for Christy (1951)
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This hilarious comedy gave MacMurray a chance to show his comedic chops as Peter, a radio personality who is told he's just inherited two million dollars by a gold-digging secretary. (91 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
46.
A Voice in the Night (1941)
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Hitler's doctor is gradually realising that the Nazi regime isn't as good as it pretends to be when his friends start to "disappear" into the camps... (95 mins.)
Director: Anthony Asquith
 
47.
Reveille with Beverly (1943)
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Beverly Ross moderates an 5:30 am radio show with swing music, dedicated to the local servicemen. Two... (78 mins.)
Director: Charles Barton