Although this film starts off like a typical Billy Haines comedy, it quickly becomes deadly serious. Haines plays a very unhappily married man, who finds himself with a very dead body on his hands & few plausible explanations. This gives him a chance to play a role quite different from his usual silly billys.
Haines' character is a radioman and the scenes in and around the broadcasting studio are quite well done.
An unusual number of lovely ladies can be found in support in this film: Anita Page, Madge Evans, Joan Marsh & Karen Morley. Jean Hersholt is also on hand to lend his grave presence to the proceedings.
ARE YOU LISTENING? was made only two years after Haines was king of the Hollywood box office. But his days at MGM were growing short. The following year, 1933, would be his last at the studio. Today his movies are all but forgotten.
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