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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.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Annie Snodgrass
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Ruby
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Adam Frink - Producer
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T. Fenny Sylvester
Ned Sparks ...
Toots McGuire
Richard Carle ...
Mr. Abercrombie Hancock - Critic
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Oswald (as John M. Qualen)
Matt McHugh ...
Junker - Hood
Stanley Fields ...
Butch - Hood
Joe Sawyer ...
Gunner - Hood (as Joseph Sauers)
Billy Griffith ...
Webster - Frink's Secretary (as William H. Griffith)
Grace Hayle ...
Miss Fishbeck - Little Theatre Stage Director
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Mr. Gregory - Leading Man in Show
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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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Comedy

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20 April 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Canto Chorado  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

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...?
[Gum]
T. Fenny Sylvester: . Go on! Scram out of here before I run a temperature. I ...
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Soundtracks

Ach Du Lieber Augustine
(ca 1768)
Traditional German folksong
Played on piano at rehearsal
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This one's a real sleeper
9 February 2005 | by (Kings Park NY) – See all my reviews

I was very surprised by this. It's genuinely funny. Nat Pendelton was at the top of his game in 1934. (The Thin Man - 1934) The scene where he winds up with a mouthful of gum after kissing his girlfriend was a scream.

I would really like to see more of Nat. He is a real discovery (like Warren William) capable of many faceted parts. He was a Silver medalist at the 1920 Olympics.

The entire cast was sharp as was the dialog. Zasu Pitts had her typical part and her hand movements were as always (and that mother song). Ned Sparks was also as always. Pert Kelton was looking good. A flick to really have a laugh at. you gotta' see it.


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