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

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Andy McCaine: So what?
J.D. Harrington: So, you're fired, that's what, now get out!
Andy McCaine: You can't fire me.
J.D. Harrington: Oh, I can't, eh? Get out!
Andy McCaine: There's a little slip of paper, I believe they call it a contract. You know, where two minds meet and one of them gets the worst of it.
J.D. Harrington: I'll break it, if I have to!
Andy McCaine: Grant McKenzie doesn't draw that kind of contract.
J.D. Harrington: All right, drag me through the courts
Andy McCaine: Okay, sweetheart, I'll be suin' ya!
[Waves and closes the door behind him]
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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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27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Love is on the Air (1937)

** (out of 4)

The title has nothing to do with this "B" picture from Warner, which features Ronald Reagan in his debut. Reagan plays a hot shot radio broadcaster who decides to use the airways to bring down racketeers but this gets him into trouble with his boss and puts his life on the line by the bad guys. This 61-minute film goes by pretty fast but in the end it's pretty light on story, action and acting. Reagan is decent in his first film, although at times it seems like he's trying to do an impersonation of James Cagney. The supporting cast is mostly forgettable and there's really nothing that stands out here among the various other "B" films of its type.


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