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Complete credited cast:
Duke Stanley
Toni Ray
Wanda Hill
Louie Webb
Thelma Green
Consuelo Raleigh
Miss Miami Beach
Kenneth Raleigh
Charles Richman ...
Andrew Raleigh
Robert Gleckler ...
Mike Caruso
Harry Shannon ...
George McKay ...
Steve, Stage Manager


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Release Date:

25 November 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vida de Estrela  »

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1.37 : 1
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Lillian Roth is great. Rest of the film stinks.
31 December 1998 | by (smorris@cnw.com) – See all my reviews

This is the film version of the Ethel Merman Broadway hit.Not a very good film. Lillian Roth got a second chance to behave and make good in Hollywood with this one and she is the best thing about this dull mess. Good prints are rare because this is a FOX film and they don't give a damn about their past.

Look for young Vivian Vance (Ethel Mertz) in the Eadie Was a Lady Number . .. she get a chorus or two standing on the stairs. Very unexpected.

Buddy Rogers is not a very good actor but at least he's still alive!

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