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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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Mimi Caraway
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Mona Merrick
The Ritz Brothers ...
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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 ...
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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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 »

Connections

Featured in Take It or Leave It (1944) See more »

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Jingle Bells
(1857) (uncredited)
Written by James Pierpont
Played during "The Richest Girl in America" sketch
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Tuneful Fun!
22 November 1998 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

Nice example of musicals of the Thirties. Just boy meets girl,but the score by Irving Berlin lifts this one above most of the others.Two of his gems "This years kisses" and "Your laughing at me" show why his songs are timeless.One of Alice Faye's early roles,and the one that made her a star.


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