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Every Night at Eight (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 2 August 1935 (USA)
Three young girls working in an agency have build a singing trio. They want to 'lease' the dictaphone of their boss to make a record of their singin, but they are caught and fired. When ... See full summary »

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Dixie Foley / Dixie Dean
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Susan Moore
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Daphne O'Connor
Henry Taylor ...
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Martin
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Huxley (as John H. Dilson)
Louise Carver ...
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Three young girls working in an agency have build a singing trio. They want to 'lease' the dictaphone of their boss to make a record of their singin, but they are caught and fired. When they are not able to pay their rent any longer, they decide to try it on an amateur contest at a radio station. Due to lack of food Susan Moore becomes unconscious and the contest is won by a big band. But this big band offers them a job withe them at the radio station, they accept but after a while they again start to reach out for higher things and leave the big band. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Walter Catlett's character is a roman a clef for Major Bowles. See more »

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Dixie Dean: You promised us success and happiness. All we've had is success.
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References It Happened One Night (1934) See more »

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Song Medley
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Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields and George Oppenheimer
Sung by Alice Faye, Frances Langford and Patsy Kelly
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Showcase for fans of classic radio
18 November 2006 | by (Arizona) – See all my reviews

Three adorable but out of work and homeless women try to win $100 in amateur contest on the radio, but when Susan (Frances Langford) passes out from lack of food, the prize goes to supremely confident and good-looking band leader Tops (George Raft). Once he really hears them sing, however, he brings them on board with his band. And by working them day and night brings them success with their own radio program. But his hyper-strict rules have Dixie (Alice Faye) and Daphne (Patsy Kelly) chafing for some freedom. Though Susan has quietly fallen for Tops, she goes along with the girls' scheme to buck his authority and possibly ruin his show.

Sure it's not much of a plot, but this is a good-natured showcase for a host of talents and great wisecracks from Patsy Kelly. The girls are fun, Faye and particularly Langford get great solos. Langford makes "I'm in the Mood for Love" a standard. Raft, besides looking cool, gets to do a little dancing. Harry Barris has some rousing if brief little vocal ditties. And truly marvelous is uncredited singer James Miller, who takes over in the middle of the extended "I Feel a Song Coming On" number.

If you're a fan of old-time radio you'll recognize all the corny exchanges and weird acts on the "gong show" radio program and maybe try to sing like a chicken yourself.


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