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The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935)

Spud Miller hopes to save his struggling radio station by winning a broadcast competition, with the help of the Radio Eye, an invention that can display live events from anywhere in the world.

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Cast

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Spud Miller
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Countess Ysobel de Naigila
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Sue
Henry Wadsworth ...
Smiley
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Gordoni
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Herman
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Bing
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Mrs. Sealingsworth
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David Holt ...
Brother
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Little Girl in Hospital
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Doctor (as Sir Guy Standing)
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Spud Miller hopes to save his struggling radio station by winning a broadcast competition, with the help of the Radio Eye, an invention that can display live events from anywhere in the world.

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A musical meteor of songs, comedy and romance!

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20 September 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cazadores de estrellas  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The fact that Carlos Gardel was killed before the première led to Paramount's decision to delete his two numbers. Except in Uruguay and South American countries, where the film was issued as "Cazadores de Estrellas" and included these two songs. See more »


Soundtracks

Double Trouble
Music by Ralph Rainger, Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Performed by Lydia Roberti, Jack Oakie, Henry Wadsworth and chorus
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Part of My Growing Up
21 September 2002 | by (Santa Maria, CA) – See all my reviews

Growing Up again at the movies; my parents would give me 25 cents to go every Saturday or Sunday and I'd walk 2 miles. Usually it was a Shirley Temple movie or a Bing Crosby move; this time we see Der Bingle in one of his earliest and also it was Bob Hope's first singing his 'Thanks for the Memory" to Shirley Ross; then there were a lot of crazies like Burns & Allen, W.C. Fields; very enjoyable; they made movies for entertainment in those days!


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