Conceited radio announcer irritates everyone else at the station.

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Cast

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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
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Maid
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The Phantom (as Karloff)
Helen Vinson ...
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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1 September 1934 (USA)  »

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El Don de la labia  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

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

Soundtracks

Don't Let This Waltz Mean Goodbye
Music by Albert von Tilzer
Lyrics by Jack Meskill
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28 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Gift of Gab (1934)

* (out of 4)

A fast talking con man (Edmund Lowe) becomes a huge radio star and soon it all goes to his head. It appears Universal Studios threw everything but the kitchen sink into this film but it easy to see why the studio has never issued this on home video. Legendary cinematographer Karl Freund directed this film, which co-stars Gloria Stuart with guest performances by Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Victor Moore, Hugh O'Connell, Gene Austin, Ruth Etting, Ethel Waters, Paul Lukas and various others. The film is very fast moving but also quite annoying as is the over the top performance by Lowe who we tire of within the opening minutes. The only reason to watch this turkey is due to all the guest appearances but be warned that the stars are only on screen for a few seconds up to a minute. Karloff and Lugosi appear in the same mystery skit but sadly (and dumbly) they don't share any time together.


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