Love Is on the Air (1937)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  2 October 1937 (USA)
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Andy McCaine is the ace crime reporter for a radio station. However, his exposés of corruption in high places gets him in trouble with the sponsor of his show, E.E. Nichols, who is in ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
June Travis ...
Jo Hopkins
Eddie Acuff ...
'Dunk' Glover
'Nicey' Ferguson
Robert Barrat ...
J.D. Harrington
Addison Richards ...
E.E. Nichols
Raymond Hatton ...
Tommy Bupp ...
Bill - Mouse's Friend
Les Quimby
Eddie Gould
Spec O'Donnell ...
Herbert Rawlinson ...
Mr. George Copelin
Mary Hart ...
Mrs. George Copelin
Jack Mower ...
Police Captain Lang


Andy McCaine is the ace crime reporter for a radio station. However, his exposés of corruption in high places gets him in trouble with the sponsor of his show, E.E. Nichols, who is in league with gangster Nicey Ferguson. Nichols pressures Andy's boss to demote him to a children's show, but Andy finds a way to use the kid show to bust open a murder case. Written by Jim Beaver <>

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2 October 1937 (USA)  »

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The Radio Murder Mystery  »

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Future President 'Ronald Reagan''s movie debut. See more »


Version of You Can't Escape Forever (1942) See more »


Born to Love
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Played as dance music at the 7-11 Club
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Reagan shows flair in his first role.
6 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For a fellow who'd never acted before, Ronald Reagan carries this little programmer with panache. It bears little relation to the real world, but it's not a bad way to spend an hour. Reagan's skill as a radio announcer is exhibited, but he plays all the other required notes quite handily. The story gets a few unexpected twists, though most of it is hokum of the first degree. Ben Welden is always a welcome sight, here as a slightly more serious villain than he sometimes played. Most of the rest of the cast is pretty well B-level, competent but no great shakes. Reagan alone makes this worth viewing. He's likable, charming, energetic, and he handles dialogue better than just about anyone in the film. Quite an accomplishment for a newcomer.

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