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Director:
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Jerry Wald (screen play) &
Maurice Leo (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
15 January 1938 (USA) See more »
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Ronny Bowers, a saxophonist in Benny Goodman's band has won a talent contest an got a ten week contract with a film studio... See more » | Full synopsis »
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A fun romp around Hollywood, featuring Dick Powell, a couple Lane sisters, and the Benny Goodman Orchestra See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Dick Powell ... Ronnie Bowers
Rosemary Lane ... Virginia

Lola Lane ... Mona Marshall

Hugh Herbert ... Chester Marshall
Ted Healy ... Fuzzy
Glenda Farrell ... Jonesy
Johnnie Davis ... Georgia
Louella Parsons ... Louella Parsons

Alan Mowbray ... Alexander Duprey
Mabel Todd ... Dot Marshall

Frances Langford ... Alice
Jerry Cooper ... Jerry Cooper
Ken Niles ... Ken Niles
Duane Thompson ... Duane Thompson
Allyn Joslyn ... Bernie Walton

Grant Mitchell ... B.L. Faulkin
Edgar Kennedy ... Callaghan
Fritz Feld ... The Russian
Curt Bois ... Dress Designer
Perc Westmore ... Perc Westmore
Eddie Acuff ... Cameraman
Clinton Rosemond ... Colored Man
William B. Davidson ... Director Kelton (as William Davidson)
Wally Maher ... Asst. Director Drew
Georgie Cooper ... Seamstress (as Georgia Cooper)
Libby Taylor ... Cleo
Joseph Romantini ... Waiter (as Joe Romantini)
Paul Irving ... Bramwell
Raymond Paige and His Orchestra ... Paige's Orchestra
Benny Goodman and His Orchestra ... Goodman's Orchestra
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Benny Goodman ... Leader of His Orchestra
Raymond Paige ... Leader of His Orchestra
Pearl Adams ... Mammy in Civil War Drama (uncredited)
Marvin Bailey ... Singer at Callahan's Drive In (uncredited)
Don Barclay ... Friend (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Man at Premiere (uncredited)
Sonny Bupp ... Little Boy (uncredited)
Bobby Callahan ... Little Boy (uncredited)
Leonard Carey ... Dupre's Butler (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Man at Premiere / Man at Restaurant / Guest at Orchid Room (uncredited)
Allan Conrad ... Casting Assistant (uncredited)
Jack Curtis ... Guest at Orchid Room (uncredited)
Alan Davis ... Assistant (uncredited)
Vince Degen ... Singer at Callahan's Drive In (uncredited)
Helen Dickson ... Onlooker at Premiere (uncredited)
Lester Dorr ... Casting Assistant (uncredited)
Marianne Edwards ... Little Girl (uncredited)
Demetris Emanuel ... Waiter (uncredited)
Betty Farrington ... Woman Onlooker (uncredited)
Jerry Fletcher ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Allen Fox ... Casting Assistant (uncredited)
Harry Fox ... Shoe Salesman (uncredited)
Eddie Graham ... Eddie (uncredited)
Sid Grauman ... Sid Grauman (uncredited)
Harrison Greene ... Drive-in Patron with 3 Boys (uncredited)
George Guhl ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Lionel Hampton ... Benny Goodman Vibraphonist (uncredited)
John Harron ... Radio Representative (uncredited)

Susan Hayward ... Starlet at Table (uncredited)
Al Herman ... Casting Man (uncredited)
Robert Homans ... Hollywood Bowl Watchman (uncredited)
Howard Hudson ... Singer at Callahan's Drive In (uncredited)

Harry James ... Benny Goodman Trumpeter (uncredited)
Patsy 'Babe' Kane ... Casting Assistant (uncredited)
Milton Kibbee ... Chauffeur (uncredited)
Owen King ... Casting Assistant (uncredited)
Gene Krupa ... Benny Goodman Drummer (uncredited)

Carole Landis ... Hat Check Girl with Coat (uncredited)
Ethelreda Leopold ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Al Lloyd ... Man in Movie Theater (uncredited)
Jean Maddox ... Hotel Maid (uncredited)
Jerry Mandy ... Waiter (uncredited)
William Mansell ... Dot's Partner (uncredited)

Frank McClure ... Man at Premiere (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Man at Premiere (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse ... Man at Orchid Room (uncredited)
Frances Morris ... Casting Assistant (uncredited)
Jackie Morrow ... Page Boy (uncredited)
Jack Mower ... Airport Guard (uncredited)
David Newell ... Casting Assistant (uncredited)

Barry Norton ... Man at Premiere (uncredited)
Spec O'Donnell ... Youth in Lobby (uncredited)
George O'Hanlon ... Casting Assistant (uncredited)
George Offerman Jr. ... Elevator Boy (uncredited)
Jean Perry ... Frenchy (uncredited)

Ronald Reagan ... Radio Host at Premiere (uncredited)
John Ridgely ... Tall Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Constantine Romanoff ... Falsetto-Voiced Man with Ice Cream Cone (uncredited)
Ronald R. Rondell ... Man in Hollywood Hotel Lobby (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Co-pilot (uncredited)
Bill Seckler ... Singer at Callahan's Drive In (uncredited)
Janet Shaw ... Girl at Premiere (uncredited)
John Sheehan ... Premiere Guest Missing Coat (uncredited)
Dina Smirnova ... Russian Woman (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Guest at Orchid Room (uncredited)
Amzie Strickland ... Guest at Orchid Room (uncredited)
David Leo Tillotson ... Little Boy (uncredited)
Rosella Towne ... Secretary (uncredited)
Joan Valerie ... Girl at Premiere (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... Man at Hollywood Hotel Desk (uncredited)
Bobby Watson ... Casting Assistant (uncredited)
Billy Wayne ... Photographer (uncredited)
Leo White ... Hotel Guest / Autograph Seeker (uncredited)
Paul Whiteman ... Producer at Callahan's Drive In (uncredited)

Mary Wickes ... Guest at Orchid Room (uncredited)
Poppy Wilde ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Teddy Wilson ... Goodman Pianist (uncredited)
Dan Wolheim ... Guest at Orchid Room (uncredited)
William Worthington ... Man at Premiere (uncredited)

Directed by
Busby Berkeley 
 
Writing credits
Jerry Wald (screen play) &
Maurice Leo (screen play) and
Richard Macaulay (screen play) (as Richard Macauley)

Jerry Wald (original story) and
Maurice Leo (original story)

Produced by
Samuel Bischoff .... associate producer (uncredited)
Bryan Foy .... associate producer (uncredited)
Hal B. Wallis .... executive producer (uncredited)
Jack L. Warner .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Ray Heindorf (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
George Barnes (musical numbers photographed by)
Charles Rosher (photography)
 
Film Editing by
George Amy (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Robert M. Haas  (as Robert Haas)
 
Costume Design by
Orry-Kelly (gowns)
 
Production Management
Robert Fellows .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Russell Saunders .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Charles David Forrest .... sound (as David Forrest)
Oliver S. Garretson .... sound
 
Stunts
Vivian Austin .... stunt double: Rosemary Lane (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Ray Heindorf .... orchestral arrangements
Fletcher Henderson .... music arranger (uncredited)
Tony Romano .... vocal arranger (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Gene Lewis .... dialogue director
Busby Berkeley .... dances created and directed by (uncredited)
Matty King .... assistant dance director (uncredited)
Anita Weber .... stand-in: Rosemary Lane (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (as Warner Bros. Pictres Imc.) (A First National Picture)
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Runtime:
109 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
According to D. Russell Connor's bio-discography of Benny Goodman, Warner Bros. tried to insert 'Johnnie "Scat' Davis' into the "Sing, Sing, Sing" number - either by splicing in a trumpet solo played by Davis or by having Davis synchronize on screen to the solo played by Harry James. Either way, when Goodman found out about it he threatened to withdraw himself and his band from the film if Davis were put into "Sing, Sing, Sing." So Davis was never heard playing with the Goodman band in the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After Ronnie and Virginia wade through a fountain, they're standing at the edge with their arms around one another, each holding their shoes in their hands. When they kiss, Ronnie tosses his shoes away and we hear them land in the water, then Virginia does the same. But Ronnie has his back to the fountain, so his shoes should have landed on the grass, not in the water.See more »
Quotes:
Mona Marshall:People! People! People! Isn't there anybody in the world but people?See more »
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Soundtrack:
Sonny BoySee more »

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A fun romp around Hollywood, featuring Dick Powell, a couple Lane sisters, and the Benny Goodman Orchestra, 31 August 2013
Author: Jimmy L. from Upstate New York

This is an entertaining enough Warner Bros. musical. It's got some behind-the-scenes Hollywood satire. Lola Lane gives a great comedic performance as a melodramatic Hollywood diva. Her sister Rosemary Lane plays her waitress look-alike, hired to "play" the actress at a public appearance after one of her fits. The hero of the story is Dick Powell as a wide-eyed Hollywood newcomer who falls for the waitress, thinking she is the movie star. Ted Healy plays Powell's "manager", Hugh Herbert plays Lola Lane's daffy father, and Alan Mowbray plays a star with an inflated ego.

Directed by Busby Berkeley, this musical has a few dance sequences, but nothing as out-of-this-world as Berkeley's choreography earlier in the 1930s. The real highlights of this film are the amazing big band performances by the great Benny Goodman and Raymond Paige orchestras. There are some long scenes of great swing music played by excellent musicians, and they are a treat for both the eyes and ears. The legendary drummer Gene Krupa just goes crazy in one set. The songs written for the movie are alright, with none more memorable than the opening tune "Hooray For Hollywood".

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