An opera singer whose career is on the wane finds newfound fame doing popular songs on the radio.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Luther ...
Elanda Lee
Dixie Durkin
Gregory Dupont
Renaldo Breton
Carmel Prevost
Ferdinand Munier ...
Horatio Parker
Craig Dupont Sr.
Congo MacRosenbloom
Nelson Connolly
Jack Edwards Jr. ...
Performer (as Sonny Edwards)
Performer (as Buddy Edwards)
Dolores Downey ...
Peppy Downey ...
Yvonne Downey ...


Opera singer Elanda Lee gets so filled with herself, bordering on rude and snooty, that she finds herself out of work. Radio singer 'Sewanee' Collier takers her under his wing, and she becomes America's most popular radio star and is soon back on top. Written by Les Adams <>

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Comedy | Music | Romance


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Release Date:

1 January 1937 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Good 1930s Musical
21 April 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Not to be confused with "Top Hat", "High Hat" is a light-hearted 1930s musical about a pretentious female singer who wants a job at a radio station. She, however, ruins her first show with her rather cloyingly "high class" singing style. Meanwhile, she falls in love with the son of the station owner, and problems ensue when another woman who wants a job at the station hires some people to beat him up! The whole thing ends happily with a singer-songwriter friend of the singer convinces her to sing in a more accessible way. As such, the movie ends with several catchy 1930s song performances of various styles from jazz to crooner to novelty featuring a wide range of great talent. Though by no means a great movie, it's not bad for a B-musical and it's short running time, quick pacing help it a lot.

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