MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 31,543 this week

Are You Listening? (1932)

Passed  -  Drama  -  21 March 1932 (USA)
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 324 users  
Reviews: 8 user

A radio announcer accidentally kills his wife, then leads an on-air hunt for her killer.

Director:

Writers:

(from the novel by), (adapted by)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 5145 titles
created 29 May 2012
 
a list of 189 titles
created 10 Aug 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 20 Dec 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 14 May 2013
 
a list of 141 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Are You Listening? (1932)

Are You Listening? (1932) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Are You Listening?.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

When Lt. "Wild Bill" Traynor, bad boy of the Marine Corps, arrives at a San Diego Marine Base, he is surprised to discover he has been assigned to duty under his old rival, Captain Benton (... See full summary »

Director: David Howard
Stars: William Haines, Conrad Nagel, Esther Ralston
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A brash, pushy young man gets a job in a bank and sets his cap for his boss's secretary, but the death of his father makes him reassess his priorities.

Director: Sam Wood
Stars: William Haines, Leila Hyams, Polly Moran
West Point II (1927)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Wealthy Brice Wayne enters West Point and, though he does well on the football field, angers fellow cadets with his arrogance. Disciplined by the coach he yells "To hell with the Corps!" ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Sedgwick
Stars: William Haines, Joan Crawford, William Bakewell
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A dim-witted slumlord tries to reform a gang of urban boys (and impress an attractive young woman) by transforming their rough neighborhood into a more decent place.

Directors: Zion Myers, Jules White
Stars: Buster Keaton, Anita Page, Cliff Edwards
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Attorney Tom Cardigan is the discontented "mouthpiece" for Vanny Powers' mob. When Tom takes sweet June Perry as his mistress, she tries in vain to redeem him. But Powers decides Tom would ... See full summary »

Director: George Archainbaud
Stars: John Barrymore, Helen Twelvetrees, Jill Esmond
The Mark (1961)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A man who served prison time for intent to molest a child tries to build a new life with the help of a sympathetic psychiatrist.

Director: Guy Green
Stars: Maria Schell, Stuart Whitman, Rod Steiger
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Bob Preston, publicity man for Superba Pictures, uses his publicity skills in an attempt to make this fiancĂ©e June Dale the most famous movie star in the world. But in doing so, he forgets ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Santley
Stars: William Haines, Judith Allen, Joseph Cawthorn
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Wallingford is a con-man whose specialty is taking money from suckers. His partners are Schnozzle, a pickpocket and car thief; and Blackie, who has played the game for years. Jimmy's latest... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood
Stars: William Haines, Jimmy Durante, Ernest Torrence
Just a Gigolo (1931)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Haines plays the role of a festive British nobleman, for whom a marriage has been arranged by his relatives. He goes to a European Summer resort and poses as a gigolo to meet the girl ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway
Stars: William Haines, Irene Purcell, C. Aubrey Smith
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When a hot young prosecutor learns that a man he got convicted and executed was in fact innocent, he quits his DA job and becomes a defense attorney. He grows rich and powerful defending ... See full summary »

Directors: James Flood, Elliott Nugent
Stars: Warren William, Sidney Fox, Aline MacMahon
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Sam Wood
Stars: William Haines, Dorothy Jordan, Joseph Cawthorn
Unashamed (1932)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Dick will do anything to protect his sister Jean as would her father. But she is in love with sleazy Harry Swift who has his eye on her money. When Harry has her stay with him at a hotel ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont
Stars: Helen Twelvetrees, Robert Young, Lewis Stone
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Bill Grimes
...
Laura O'Neil
...
Sally O'Neil
Karen Morley ...
Alice Grimes
...
Jack Clayton
Wallace Ford ...
Larry Barnes
...
George Wagner
...
Honey O'Neil
John Miljan ...
Ted Russell
Murray Kinnell ...
Carson
...
Mrs. Peters
Edit

Storyline

A radio announcer accidentally kills his wife, then leads an on-air hunt for her killer.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 March 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Trocando de Esposa  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In a late-life interview, Anita Page said that William Haines proposed to her while making this film. She turned him down, but the two remained life-long friends. See more »

Quotes

Sally: I'm lower than a duck im mud!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
WIlliam Haines in a rare serious role
4 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've never seen Williams Haines play it so straight in a MGM drama. Here he's radio comedy writer Bill Grimes who is deeply in love with one of the players there, Laura O'Neill (Madge Evans). The problem is Haines is married to a woman who has lost complete interest in Haines with the exception of his monetary support. She doesn't care what he does personally as long as he brings home the bacon. Meanwhile, Laura is a pretty sensible girl, but her sisters are another story. Sally (Anita Page) is becoming quite the player in New York City nightlife via connections she makes at work - she's also got a job at the radio station. Into town comes baby sister Honey (Joan Marsh), and Laura is concerned that Sally will teach their baby sister her eat, drink, and be merry ways.

The first half of the film thus has some heavy stuff going on, but it is lightened by the behind-the-scenes look at radio work in progress. Particularly amusing are the scenes with Grimes trying to get sound effects right such as him arguing with the props man that their avalanche does not sound like an avalanche or that the "sick dog" sound he is making is not right for the dog food commercial they need to make. Grimes loses his job after the comedy he writes begins to lose its edge, and things go downhill fast. Add an incidental shove that turns out to have deadly consequences, and you have quite a drama on your hands.

Harry Beaumont did a good job of keeping this film moving without letting it get away from him. With things moving back and forth between Bill and Laura's romance, then to the radio station, then to Honey and Sally's partying with both the new and old money of the city, this thing could have turned into an incoherent mess in a hurry. Instead it all comes together quite nicely at the end with the individual pieces of the story holding your interest on their way to their joint conclusion.

To see how well the MGM assembly line could craft a tale in the early 30's and to see William Haines hold his own in a serious role, give this one a try.


5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Are You Listening? (1932) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?