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Hello, Everybody! (1933)

The setting is a farm. Kate Smith and Sally Blane play sisters; assorted relatives live with the sisters, but everyone at home, and in the whole town, depends on Kate to hold everything ... See full summary »

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Kate Smith
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Hunt Blake
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Lily Smith
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Jed
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Mr. Blair
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Parker
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Mrs. Smith
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Horton
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Mr. Parker
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Mr. Lindle
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Ted Collins
Frank Darien ...
Henry Thompson
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Ettie
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Bobby Smith
Marguerite Campbell ...
Bettina Smith
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The setting is a farm. Kate Smith and Sally Blane play sisters; assorted relatives live with the sisters, but everyone at home, and in the whole town, depends on Kate to hold everything together. The power company wants to build a dam which will require flooding many of the farms; Kate is holding out; if Kate sells, everyone else will sell; if Kate refuses, the rest of the town will refuse as well. Randolph Scott meets Kate's beautiful sister, Sally Blane, at a dance. Randolph Scott, as it turns out, is an agent for the power company. Kate thinks he's just using Sally; Sally believes that he truly likes her. Randolph comes to the farm and appears to woo Kate. Kate remains unconvinced about selling out, but falls for Randolph. Written by Alan Jacobs <ajacobs@nyc.rr.com>

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"The Voice That Brought Romance Into The Homes Of America Now Brings A New Kind Of Romance To The Talking Screen!"

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17 February 1933 (USA)  »

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En Pige med Musik i  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its television premiere in Philadelphia took place on the Late, Late Show, Monday evening 8 June 1959 on WCAU (Channel 10). See more »

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Out In The Great Open Spaces
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Lyrics by Sam Coslow
Music by Arthur Johnston
Sung by Kate Smith
Copyright 1932 by Famous Music Corporation
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Some lovely singing...but the rest is not so lovely
28 May 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

On the basis on this, her only starring vehicle, it's easy to see why Kate Smith never made it as a film star and also why she was a tremendous star on radio. On film she makes minimal impact, seeming cheery but not being able to convey much other emotion. It doesn't help that the story surrounding her is hopelessly corny. However when she sings her warm beautifully inflected voice projects all the nuance that is missing in her acting performance.

One note: the inclusion of the song Pickaninny's Heaven is unfortunate but such were the times. It's a brief blip so easy to skip over.

An oddity but worth watching once for its curiosity value, and when Kate does sing the picture becomes much easier to take.


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