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Love Is on the Air (1937)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 2 October 1937 (USA)
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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Jo Hopkins
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'Dunk' Glover
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'Nicey' Ferguson
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J.D. Harrington
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E.E. Nichols
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Weston
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Mouse
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Bill - Mouse's Friend
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Les Quimby
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Eddie Gould
Spec O'Donnell ...
Pinky
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Mr. George Copelin
Mary Hart ...
Mrs. George Copelin
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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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John Harron is in studio records/casting call lists, but did not appear in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Andy McCaine: [Radio Commercial] Seven thirty-one. Time to get the children up, mother and make sure they put on their Play-Proof Stockings.
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Version of You Can't Escape Forever (1942) See more »

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Love Is on the Air Tonight
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Played during the opening credits and occasionally in the score
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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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