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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This is one of those comedies that I usually go for, since it involves a deception that the audience is in on, but many in the film are not. James Melton (a popular singing radio star at the time) goes to work in the music department of the store he inherited to learn about the business and the people. Only his lawyers and a couple of executives (who are trying to bankrupt him so they can buy the store cheaply) know he's the big boss. The comedy is excellent, with Hugh Herbert, ZaSu Pitts, Allen Jenkins, Walter Catlett, and Nat Pendleton all contributing bits that are very funny. Jenkins has the best lines, and his tongue-twister about his name had me in stitches. There are five good songs, sung by Melton and his love interest, Patricia Ellis, and even ZaSu Pitts sings in this one. I've seen the movie 3 times and it seemed to get better with each viewing.
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