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
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Colonel Horatios Trivers
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Doyle
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Margot
Hugh O'Connell ...
Patsy
Roger Pryor ...
Kelly
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Maid
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The Phantom (as Karloff)
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Nurse
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French Apache Dancer
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Conceited radio announcer irritates everyone else at the station.

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

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Comedy | Musical

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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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Trivia

Douglass Montgomery appears not in the feature film itself, but only in publicity photos alongside Karloff and Lugosi in the big radio sketch. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Don't Let This Waltz Mean Goodbye
(uncredited)
Music by Albert von Tilzer
Lyrics by Jack Meskill
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No longer lost
29 March 2002 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

This lost film has been found. I was able to get my hands on a bootleg VHS of this flick. I'm a big fan of the Universal horror movies of the 30s. It was a treat to see this comedy that is directed by Karl "Mummy" Freund, starring Gloria "Invisible Man" Stuart, and cameos by Lugosi and Karloff. The story kind of jumps all over the place. And I'm guessing that radio comedy bits weren't done on sets with actors in costumes. Also we hear multiple versions of "I ain't gonna sin no more". Otherwise good fun.


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