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Sing and Like It (1934)

Passed | | Comedy | 20 April 1934 (USA)
A gangster becomes enamored with a dowdy, amateur off-key singer and tries to force a producer to put her in his Broadway production.



(story "So You Won't Sing, Eh?"), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »


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Complete credited cast:
Annie Snodgrass
Adam Frink - Producer
T. Fenny Sylvester
Toots McGuire
Mr. Abercrombie Hancock - Critic
Oswald (as John M. Qualen)
Matt McHugh ...
Junker - Hood
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Billy Griffith ...
Webster - Frink's Secretary (as William H. Griffith)
Miss Fishbeck - Little Theatre Stage Director
Mr. Gregory - Leading Man in Show


A gangster becomes enamored with a dowdy, amateur off-key singer and tries to force a producer to put her in his Broadway production.

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Any girl with good strong adenoids can do the same thing!




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Release Date:

20 April 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Canto Chorado  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A modern source lists Florence Roberts in the cast, but she was not seen in the movie. See more »


T. Fenny Sylvester: What the...? Gum! There's gum in the telephone. Gum in the lapels of me suits. I steps in it. I sits in it. I combs it out of me hair. The only place I don't find gum, you ain't been! Now, listen - I'm gettin' fed up. If you ain't exercisin' that pan of yours, yapping about a career, you're chewing gum! Now, get this straight - you ain't goin' on no stage! And if you get any more of that gum on me, so help me, I'll... What the...?
T. Fenny Sylvester: . Go on! Scram out of here before I run a temperature. I ...
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Liebestraum No. 3
Written by Franz Liszt
Partially played on piano by Ned Sparks
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31 January 2005 | by (Chicago, Il.) – See all my reviews

Sorta like "Bullets Over Broadway" -- A gangster forces a stage producer to use a star who can't sing for a damn. The gangster (Nat Pendleton, as a kidnapping-for-ransom specialist) gets weepy whenever he hears ZaSu Pitts warble "Mother". Everyone else cringes but whatever he says goes. So producer Edward Everett Horton is stuck putting together a show around the spectacularly off-key Pitts. But how can the gang make sure it's a hit? Sour-faced Ned Sparks will twist as many arms as necessary....

The plot's nothing special, but it's got a roll call of great character actors, like Sparks, Horton, Pendleton, John Qualen, and at the top of the cast, ZaSu Pitts. Pleasant escapism.

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