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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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Trivia

Gloria Stuart's real-life husband, writer Arthur Sheekman, can be briefly glimpsed walking behind her in the hallway during Ruth Etting's number. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Talking to Myself
Music by Con Conrad
Lyrics by Herb Magidson
Performed by Ruth Etting
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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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