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On the Avenue (1937)

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Broadway producer satirizes an important New York family. The family sues but their daughter falls in love with producer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gary Blake
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Mimi Caraway
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Mona Merrick
The Ritz Brothers ...
Themselves (as Ritz Brothers)
George Barbier ...
Commodore Caraway
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Frederick Sims
Cora Witherspoon ...
Aunt Fritz
Walter Catlett ...
Jake Dibble
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Eddie Eads
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Miss Katz
Stepin Fetchit ...
Herman
Sig Ruman ...
Herr Hanfstangel (as Sig Rumann)
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Joe Papaloupas
E.E. Clive ...
Cabby
Douglas Wood ...
Mr. Trivet
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Storyline

A new Broadway show starring Gary Blake shamelessly lampoons the rich Carraway family. To get her own back, daughter Mimi sets out to ensnare Blake, but the courtship is soon for real, to the annoyance of his co-star, hoofing chanteuse Mona Merrick. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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12 February 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Avenida dos Milhões  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Irving Berlin wrote three songs that were cut from the final release print: "On the Avenue", "On the Steps of Grant's Tomb" and "Swing Sister". See more »

Goofs

In his third and final scene, actor Stepin Fetchit tells Dick Powell that Mimi is on the phone. His character name is Herman, but Powell says "Thanks Step." See more »


Soundtracks

I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
(1937) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Played during Mimi's visit to Gary's dressing room
Sung by Dick Powell and Alice Faye in the show
Reprised as dance music at Tony's Restaurant
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Good song and dance movie
1 September 2000 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Alice Faye's singing is a real plus for this movie and Dick Powell sounds pretty good as well. The story is pretty terrible and predictable, but there are lots of good character actors along to help save the day. The dancing is great throughout, really well done. But it's really the Ritz Brothers I wanted to comment on. Is it only me or are they really not that funny? They are great dancers but the skits they performed were for the most part too slap stick for me to find amusing. Overall this movie is well worth seeing and hearing - the singing and dancing is great.


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