The songwriter Ollie Watts goes to court to claim the rights to his song that was stolen by the unscrupulous music publisher Mr. Simmonds. Ollie brings his girlfriend and singer Margaret ... See full summary »

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Ted Lewis and His Orchestra ...
Ted Lewis ...
Ted Lowry
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Margaret
Harry Stockwell ...
Ollie Watts
Ted Healy ...
'Happy'
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'Piccolo Pete'
Addison Richards ...
Colonel Wallace
Donald Cook ...
Don Trevor
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Spanky Lowry (as Spanky McFarland)
Robert McWade ...
Judge
Henry Kolker ...
Simmon's Attorney
Robert Gleckler ...
Simmons
Richard Tucker ...
Jim - Banker in Band
Bert Roach ...
Drummer in Band
Tyler Brooke ...
Dentist
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The songwriter Ollie Watts goes to court to claim the rights to his song that was stolen by the unscrupulous music publisher Mr. Simmonds. Ollie brings his girlfriend and singer Margaret Wallace with him. Eventually, Ollie wins his song back and $ 50,000 in damages. Written by Robert

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30 August 1935 (USA)  »

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Batuta da Alegria  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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The movie had a preview on 26 July 1935, after which more than 20 minutes were cut from the film. After a second preview on 6 August 1935, another 12 minutes were cut. Most of the cuts were made from the opening scenes, the war montage and the courtroom scenes. See more »

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Ted Lewis and His Orchestra is credited in a full frame right after the title page and before any other credit. They are not in the comprehensive listing later on in the credits. Because of this, IMDb policy is to list them first, and to fill in the rest of the credits afterward. See more »

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(1915) (uncredited)
Music by Egbert Van Alstyne
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
In the score a bit and sung by Ted Lewis
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Amusing bits but painfully unfunny cornball one-liners dominate the film...
19 May 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

The man who provided Disney with the voice for Prince Charming in SNOW WHITE is the leading man here, HARRY STOCKWELL, father of Dean and Guy Stockwell. He's an unphotogenic man with a splendid voice, but it's easy to see why he never made it in films. He's totally unphotogenic and lacks whatever charisma is needed for stardom.

Stockwell and VIRGINIA BRUCE play aspiring singers who enter a radio contest, during which all the other acts are ridiculed and played strictly for laughs. Funniest bit of all is done by BILLY GILBERT who demonstrates why he played "Sneezy" in Disney's SNOW WHITE by doing a whole act based on his sneezing abilities.

Virginia Bruce is her usual bland self and the humor throughout depends on vaudeville one-liners that were corny even then. In other words, the witless script is a poor thing to endure for an hour and twenty minutes, cut drastically after a disastrous preview.

It's a curiosity. TED LEWIS is top-billed but gets brief footage--perhaps the victim of too many cuts.

Watchable but only at your own risk.


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