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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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The Mills Brothers ...
The Mills Brothers (as The Four Mills Bros.)
Ted Fio Rito and His Band ...
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Chester A. Sharpe
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Herbert Brokman (as Joseph Cawthorne)
Joan Wheeler ...
Marge
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Lemuel Tappan
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Norma Hanson's Secretary
The Radio Rogues ...
Three Mimics (as The Three Radio Rogues)
Jimmy Hollywood ...
One of the Three Radio Rogues (as Jim Hollingwood)
Eddie Bartell ...
One of the Three Radio Rogues
Henry Taylor ...
One of the Three Radio Rogues
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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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Comedy | Musical

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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 »

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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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Soundtracks

Marta (Rambling Rose of the Wildwood)
(1931) (uncredited)
Music by Moïse Simons
Lyrics by L. Wolfe Gilbert
Sung by one of the The Radio Rogues on the radio
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Forgotten Musical That's Great Fun
4 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

I found this film to be light hearted and great fun musically. Grant Mitchell almost steals the show as the near apoplectic manager of the radio station. It's always fun to see radio settings in old movies, as it's a form of entertainment (in this manner) long gone. Dick Powell displays the boyish charm that made him a hit in movies. Ginger Rogers, often overlooked as the great film actress that she was, gives her usual excellent performance as does Pat O'Brien. The opening of the film, with The Radio Rogues doing horrible impersonations of then celebrities (some of whom are long forgotten), gets off to a wobbly start, but things manage to pick up with O'Brien's character setting the pace. The Mills Brothers lend a wonderful contribution with their smooth effortless song style. I liked this film and would urge anyone who enjoys the music of the early and mid 1930s to tune in when it's scheduled.


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