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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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Annie Snodgrass
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Ruby
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Adam Frink - Producer
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T. Fenny Sylvester
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Toots McGuire
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Mr. Abercrombie Hancock - Critic
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Oswald (as John M. Qualen)
Matt McHugh ...
Junker - Hood
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Butch - Hood
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Gunner - Hood (as Joseph Sauers)
Billy Griffith ...
Webster - Frink's Secretary (as William H. Griffith)
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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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20 April 1934 (USA)  »

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Canto Chorado  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although the Catholic Church of Detroit placed this movie on its "to be boycotted" list in July 1934, the Production Code Administration gave it an approval certificate for its re-release in 1935, when the its Code was more rigorously enforced. 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

Hearts and Flowers
(1893)
Music by 'Theodore Moses Tobani'
Lyrics by 'Mary D. Brine'
Partially played on piano by 'Ned Sparks'
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Good, nasty just-pre-Code fun
20 November 2013 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

The Production Code was strengthened in 1934; this racy RKO comedy must have just gotten in under the wire. It's a very funny gangsters-in-the-theater comedy, not unlike "Bullets Over Broadway," in which every player plays exactly what they played in dozens of other movies: ZaSu Pitts flutters and dithers (and at one surprising point tells Nat Pendleton "take me, I'm yours"), Edward Everett Horton does slow burns, Pert Kelton does sassy and grasping, Pendleton flexes muscles and plays dumb hood, Ned Sparks grunts sarcastic asides, and John Qualen does meek- spouse. They're all expert, and they have a rude, funny screenplay that pokes fun at misplaced ambition, theater critics, and the gross sentimentality of mother songs. The production values are first-rate, and the twist ending is hilarious--I totally didn't see it coming.


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