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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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(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 »

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

Soundtracks

I Ain't Gonna Sin No More
Music by Con Conrad
Lyrics by Herb Magidson
Performed by Ethel Waters and the Beale Street Boys
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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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