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Gift of Gab (1934)

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Conceited radio announcer irritates everyone else at the station.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Phillip "Gift of Gab" Gabney
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Ruth
Phil Baker ...
Absent-minded Doctor
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Herself
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The Corpse
Victor Moore ...
Colonel Horatios Trivers
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Doyle
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Margot
Hugh O'Connell ...
Patsy
Roger Pryor ...
Kelly
Binnie Barnes ...
Maid
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The Phantom (as Karloff)
Helen Vinson ...
Nurse
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French Apache Dancer
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Storyline

Conceited radio announcer irritates everyone else at the station.

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Taglines:

The Low Down on the High-Ups of Radioland! A Knockout Cast, IN THE YEAR'S SNAPPIEST SHOW!

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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Release Date:

1 September 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El Don de la labia  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Billy Barty (as the infant Gabney), along with Dick Elliott and Florence Enright as his parents, had their scenes cut before release. See more »

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Featured in The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood Jr. (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Tomorrow, Who Cares?
Music and Lyrics by Charles Tobias and Murray Mencher
Performed by Ruth Etting
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Decent, but not filling.
6 October 2002 | by (Flushing, NY) – See all my reviews

Blowhard Philip Gabney becomes a smash radio announcer, until he is canned from the station for a fake broadcast and tries to resume his on air status by attempting a dangerous stunt. Very weak on plot development, but obviously this was done by Universal to promote various radio, vaudeville, and singing stars of the day. Many of the segments from the movie to be done for a radio listening audience seem more suited to a visual mode. Of note, this is the second movie to team Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, even though they don't appear on screen at the same time and are in for a few seconds. Rating, 3 of 10.


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