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Twenty Million Sweethearts (1934)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 26 May 1934 (USA)
Unscrupulous agent Rush makes singing waiter Clayton a big radio star while Peggy, who has lost her own radio show, helps Clayton.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Mills Brothers (as The Four Mills Bros.)
Donald Mills ...
Member of the Mills Brothers
Harry Mills ...
Member of the Mills Brothers
Herbert Mills ...
Member of the Mills Brothers
John Mills ...
Member of the Mills Brothers
Ted Fio Rito ...
Ted Fio Rito - Band Leader
Ted Fio Rito and His Band ...
Ted Rio Rita and His Orchestra
Chester A. Sharpe
Herbert Brokman (as Joseph Cawthorne)
Joan Wheeler ...
Lemuel Tappan


Unscrupulous agent Rush makes singing waiter Clayton a big radio star while Peggy, who has lost her own radio show, helps Clayton.

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Reigning favorites of the air combine with bright stars of the screen to bring you a song-studded star-spangled, gag-filled extravaganza of love and laughter! See more »


Comedy | Musical


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26 May 1934 (USA)  »

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Hot Air  »

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Screenwriter Julius J. Epstein first arrived in Hollywood about 10:30 p.m. on October 14, 1933 and by midnight was collaborating on the screenplay of "Twenty Million Sweethearts" as pages had to be turned in early Monday morning. See more »


Pete: Well, I've put all the kiddies east of the Mississippi to bed. How's rehearsal?
Peggy Cornell: Oh awful. Some yokel stood outside the rehearsal hall making and stared at me until I nearly broke me up. What have you got a summons?
Pete: No, fan mail.
Peggy Cornell: Oh. Three of them. That's two more than last week! Your public are growing up and learning to write.
Pete: Listen to this: Dear Uncle Pete. I am well. How are you? I hear you on the radio every night. Great stuff for a he man poet... Have you heard my last poem, Peggy?
Peggy Cornell: I sure...
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How'm I Doin'?
(1932) (uncredited)
Written by Don Redman and Lem Fowler
Sung by The Mills Brothers
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Pushy talent agent (Pat O'Brien) makes a radio star out of a singing waiter (Dick Powell). Powell's new heartthrob status means he has to remain single in the public eye but he wants to marry Ginger Rogers. So O'Brien schemes to break them up. Pat O'Brien talks so fast in this I'm surprised he was ever able to catch a breath. Dick Powell's singing is good and he has a rootable quality about him. Ginger's likable and fun. Not one of her better roles but okay. This is an amusing musical comedy. Some laughs and nice songs. One of the best parts is singing quartet The Mills Brothers. This may not be a highlight in the careers of the stars but it's an entertaining way to pass the time. Any movie with Allen Jenkins in it can't be bad.

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