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The Song of Fame (1934)

Cigarette girl Ruth Eaton is an aspiring singer who hopes her cocksure theatrical agent Dave can get her an audition with an impresario who can give her a break.

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Ruth Eaton
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Dave
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Silvio Martinetti
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Dance Specialty
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Judy Canova
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Andy Canova
Zeke Canova ...
Zeke Canova
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Cigarette girl Ruth Eaton is an aspiring singer who hopes her cocksure theatrical agent Dave can get her an audition with an impresario who can give her a break.

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7 July 1934 (USA)  »

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Broadway Brevities (1933-1934 season) #29: The Song of Fame  »

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Vitaphone production reels #1690-1691 See more »

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Majestic Showgirl #1: Say, kid, guess who's out there? Martinetti!
Majestic Showgirl #2: Who's Martinetti?
Majestic Showgirl #1: Only the big impresario!
Majestic Showgirl #2: What's an impresario?
Majestic Showgirl #1: You know, he takes people from nowhere and makes them!
Majestic Showgirl #2: Not me, dearie. I was out with one of those guys last night.
Majestic Showgirl #1: Oh, no, honey, he makes a star out of you.
Majestic Showgirl #2: That's what this guy said he'd do!
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Shine On, Harvest Moon
Written by Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth (1908)
Sung by Ruth Etting
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The Story of Ruth
1 January 2008 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Ruth Etting was a Broadway star who made occasional passes at the movies, but they never took. An interesting biopic, LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME, starring Doris Day as Miss Etting and stolen by Jimmy Cagney was made in the mid-fifties at MGM (not Warners). How much truth is involved is a matter of conjecture.

In this one there is a plot as she and her agent try to get her to see an impresario who can give her a break. She sing three songs. There is also one interlude in which the Canova family appears. It is Judy Canova's first screen appearance.

The director of this short film is Joseph Henabery, who basically operated out of the old Vitaphone studio in Brooklyn until it went into war work. One of D.W. Griffith's disciples, he tells a bit of his story in Kevin Brownlow's THE PARADE'S GONE BY.


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