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Music Is Magic (1935)

Aging star (Daniels) finally recognizes the truth when she is replaced in her new movie by a girl from the chorus (Faye).

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Diane De Valle
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Eddie Harper (as Mitchell and Durant)
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Shirley De Valle
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Tony Bennett
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Ben Pomeroy
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Señor Castellano - Cafe Proprietor
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Hattie (Amanda in credits) (as Hattie McDaniels)
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Vaudevillians supporting the musical efforts of aging Hollywood star Diane de Valle decide to head for Tinseltown themselves when de Valle's high salary and low drawing power cancel the revue. Managing to land roles in a de Valle musical movie, perky Peggy is rescued from the chorus line by the tricks of her boyfriend Jack, who uses bravado to usurp de Valle's role in favor of Peggy, who is more suited to the bouncy musical. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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WHEN YOU'RE NOT CHEERING THE MUSIC, YOU'RE LAUGHING AT THE FUN! (original poster-all caps) See more »

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Drama | Musical

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1 November 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Mágica da Música  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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This was the last American screen appearance of Bebe Daniels, who, in 1910, began playing child parts at the age of nine. Post-Hollywood, she would act in just five English films released from 1936-55. In all of these features but one--The Return of Carol Deane (1938)--she co-starred with her husband and partner on British records, radio and television, Ben Lyon. See more »

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Honey Chile
Music by Oscar Levant
Lyrics by Sidney Clare
Sung by Alice Faye
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Alice Faye and Bebe Daniels are good...
3 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

in this otherwise trite musical. But it's interesting to see Faye at the brassy beginning of her starring career abd Daniels (at 34) playing the aging actress with a secret. This is one of Daniels' last Hollywood films. Supporting cast is ok.


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