This cheap "B" musical, edited and directed in a somewhat less than smooth style, manages to hold the interest despite a whole raft of shortcomings including not only its jumpy editing, but a none-too-charismatic hero, namely a songwriter (played in a rather lackluster manner by Johnnie Walker) who seems to specialize in ones. He has only the one suit to wear and apparently only the one song to sell. Remarkably, he does have two women wanting to marry him, namely hometown girl, Elinor Flynn, and radio star, Alice Day. Walker's woebegone presence makes it easy for James Burtis and Marjorie "Babe" Kane to steal the movie as radio announcers who are on the ball all the time, not just in fits and starts. By the humble standards of Chesterfield, a bit of money was spent on this one. Despite what I said above, quite a few of the shots actually match (maybe some of the occasional jumps were caused by editors at TV stations) and the sound recording throughout the whole film is not bad at all. Director Edgar Lewis began his career in 1913. This was his last film, but he continued to act in movies in minor, uncredited roles until 1935. Available on a pretty good Alpha DVD.
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