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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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Barbara Kelton
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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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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Somebody Looks Good
Lyrics by George Whiting
Music by Albert von Tilzer
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KARLOFF IS A "PHANTOM" !
1 April 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a film with an endless procession of one-reelers put together to make a full-length feature and has great actors like: Gloria Stuart, Ethel Waters. Victor Moore, Andy Devine, Paul Lukas and Chester Morris along with Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. Philip Gabney (Edmond Lowe), a smooth-talking radio announcer, is hired to revive interest in a failing radio show. Karloff played the "Phantom" and Lugosi is a French apache dancer together with a half-dozen stars who appeared in a burlesque murder-mystery conceived by Gabney at the beginning of the film. It seems with all this great talent shown in this picture in 1934, that this film had to produce such meager entertainment. Well, after all, the film only ran for 71 minutes.


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