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On the Avenue (1937)

Approved | | Musical, Comedy, Romance | 12 February 1937 (USA)
Broadway producer satirizes an important New York family. The family sues but their daughter falls in love with producer.

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Commodore Caraway
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Frederick Sims
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Jake Dibble
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Miss Katz
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Herman
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Herr Hanfstangel (as Sig Rumann)
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Joe Papaloupas
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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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Trivia

Despite introducing three Irving Berlin classics ("This Year's Kisses," "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" with Dick Powell, and "Slumming on Park Avenue," followed by The Ritz Brothers in drag), Alice Faye, already well established in screen musicals, received only third billing, below the film title. Mr. Powell and non-vocalizing Madeline Carroll placed above Miss Faye. See more »

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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 »

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Referenced in 20th Century Fox Promotional Film (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

This Year's Kisses
(1937) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Sung by Alice Faye with piano accompaniment at rehearsal
Reprised by Faye at Tony's Restaurant
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Absolutely tops!!!!! Do Not Miss This One!!!!!
4 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

What a great movie! I don't know what's better - Irving Berlin's songs (Let's Go Slumming, He Ain't Got Rhythm - to start) or the production numbers with the Ritz Brothers (especially those two numbers just mentioned). These guys were such brilliant comics and dancers, it's a major tragedy they aren't as famous at those other brothers, Chico et Al...


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