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The Phantom Broadcast (1933)

A handsome radio singer has it all--fame, money, adoring fans--but what no one knows is that his accompanist, a hunchbacked piano player, is actually the voice behind the arrogant, abusive ... See full summary »

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(screenplay), (story "Phantom of the Air")
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Cast

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Vivienne Osborne ...
Elsa Evans
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Grant Murdock
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Laura Hamilton
Paul Page ...
Dr. Robert Brooks
Pauline Garon ...
Nancy
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Sandy Higgins (as Big Boy Williams)
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Joe Maestro
Harland Tucker ...
Program Manager (as Harlan Tucker)
Carl Miller ...
Lefty
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Beth
George Nash ...
Artist
Althea Henley ...
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Police Lieutenant (as George Hayes)
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A handsome radio singer has it all--fame, money, adoring fans--but what no one knows is that his accompanist, a hunchbacked piano player, is actually the voice behind the arrogant, abusive "singer"'s fame. The two men fall for the same girl, and when the singer turns up dead, suspicion falls upon his assistant and the girl. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Mystery

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15 March 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

False Fronts  »

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(Balsley and Phillips Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in New York City Saturday 8 April 1950 on WPIX (Channel 11). See more »

Goofs

Right after Murdock and Wilder have an argument, Murdock leaves the apartment in a huff. Immediately after, cab driver Sandy enters by a different door and states that he just passed Murdock in the hall and that he was in a hurry. However, it appears they would both have been going in different directions. See more »

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Tell Me Once More
Music by Norman Spencer and Bernard B. Brown (as Bernard Brown)
Lyrics by George Waggner
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A very sad film.
15 May 2000 | by (S. Bound Brook, NJ) – See all my reviews

This film is really NOT a "mystery"....it's about a popular radio "crooner" (who has all the women swooning for him), and his mysterious relationship with his pianist/arrranger.

The film contains a VERY minor "mystery", but it is explained half-way thru the film (I can't reveal any more without giving it away).

However, this is a VERY sad film and has a very unhappy ending (I may be naieve, but I like my films to have happy endings!), and I wouldn't recommend this tear-jerker to anyone, unless you want a good cry.

Don't waste your time with this one.

Norm


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