Fifteen-year-old Katri Walenska jumps a Polish ship, swims ashore and enters New York illegally. The United States Immigration officials are alerted---the USA still had a functioning ... See full summary »
Anna Maria Alberghetti,
A college rowing team's world tour is in jeopardy because a philosophy professor plans to flunk the entire crew. Ann, the instructor's niece, convinces him to tutor the team on the ocean ... See full summary »
Georgia Caine (Mrs. Parker) and Ann Sheridan (Lola Parker) were seen in early test viewings of this film "Sing Me a Love Song (1936)", but were deleted before the final release. Some early reviews of the film even mention them. Variety also mentions that Bobby Connolly was credited for designing dance numbers in the print they saw, but that there were no dance numbers to be seen. See more »
Christopher 'Chris' Cross:
That's right. Christopher Cross, commonly called Chris Cross. I was christened Chris but was cross at the christening. I've been Chris Cross and cross Chris ever since.
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I've been searching for this film ever since I started my personal film log about 16 years ago with the advent of the VCR and Cable. I saw it in a neighborhood theater in 1936 or '37 in Ohio or Missouri. Though I had forgotten all the story elements and principals, I distinctly remembered the character of Hammerschlogg the klepto -- Hugh Herbert, who I thought at the time must be the funniest man in the movies.
Herbert is still highly amusing, but on my recent rediscovery of the picture on cable, I was much more impressed by the magnificently effortless soaring tenor of James Melton. He had several great songs in this film, but his "Your Eyes Have Told Me So" left me with goose bumps!
The inane story line is no worse than the average musical, and the music and comedy elements more than make up for it. A very entertaining movie that I can recommend without reservation.
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