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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:
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June Travis ...
Jo Hopkins
Eddie Acuff ...
'Dunk' Glover
Ben Welden ...
'Nicey' Ferguson
Robert Barrat ...
J.D. Harrington
Addison Richards ...
E.E. Nichols
Raymond Hatton ...
Weston
Tommy Bupp ...
Mouse
Dickie Jones ...
Bill - Mouse's Friend
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Les Quimby
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Eddie Gould
Spec O'Donnell ...
Pinky
Herbert Rawlinson ...
Mr. George Copelin
Mary Hart ...
Mrs. George Copelin
Jack Mower ...
Police Captain Lang
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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 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 <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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

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Version of The House Across the Street (1949) See more »

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'Cause My Baby Says It's So
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played as dance music at the 7-11 Club
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Passable Time Killer
19 December 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Warner Bros. 'B' picture starring Ronald Reagan in his first film as a radio reporter who gets in trouble going after corrupt city officials. So he's demoted to hosting a kids' show. The radio station boss hopes it will make him quit, as they can't fire him due to his contract. Will it work? Doubt it.

Reagan is fine, likable and charming. My only complaint was the constant yelling of his lines, but that was undoubtedly because of Warner Bros. Most of the lead actors in their 'B' films at the time did this, and even some in their 'A' films. The title makes no sense really. It implies the film is a romantic comedy and it's not. This is a watchable way to pass an hour. Remake of Paul Muni's "Hi, Nellie."


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