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Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (1937)

Passed | | Comedy, Music | 26 November 1937 (USA)
Gangsters take control of a record company and use toughguy tactics on unwilling performers.

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(as Charles F. Reisner)

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(screenplay), (based on the revue by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Phil Regan ...
Jerry Hart
Leo Carrillo ...
Tony Gordoni
...
Tamara Geva ...
Charlizzini
...
Danny The Duck
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Gene Autry
Ted Lewis and His Orchestra ...
Ted Lewis Orchestra
Cab Calloway and His Cotton Club Orchestra ...
Cab Calloway Orchestra
Kay Thompson and Her Ensemble ...
Kay Thompson Ensemble
...
Henry Armetta ...
Spadoni
Luis Alberni ...
Martinetti
Max Terhune ...
Max Terhune
...
Louis Prima and His Band ...
Louis Pima Band
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Gangsters take control of a record company and use toughguy tactics on unwilling performers.

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Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

26 November 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Artistas em Folia  »

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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

It was while appearing as a guest star in this film that Joe DiMaggio first met his future wife, actress-dancer Dorothy Arnold, who was also appearing in it as a member of the chorus. See more »

Quotes

Danny The Duck: I can land enough talent in your lap to entertain the world.
Tony Gordoni: Yes, but I don't want them in my lap. I never mix business with pleasure.
Danny The Duck: Don't take me illiterately!
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Connections

Featured in It's Black Entertainment (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Manhattan Merry-Go-Round
(uncredited)
Music by Saul Chaplin
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Played during the opening credits and sung by an offscreen chorus
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Gangsters take over a record company.
7 January 2005 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I just saw Manhattan Merry Go Round and thought it was a pretty good film. I am writing this because I did not like some of a previous viewer's extremely negative comments. It may not have been the best musical, but some of the songs were nice and the storyline interesting. I thought Leo Carrillo was humorous as the head gangster, who was "a man of few words". Phil Regan and Kay Thompson were good and so were the rest. I was even surprised to see Joe Di Maggio in his role. Ann Dvorak did very well as "Jerry's love interest" and I thought Tamara Geva was good as Madame Charlie. I had not seen her before, and thought she was similar to Tallulah Bankhead with some of her gestures. James Gleason and Moroni Olsen were good, too. In short, there are many WORSE films out there today, which is why I usually watch older ones, not of my time.


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