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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Dixon ...
Pinky Blair
J. Van Courtland
Clara Heineman
Barry Granville
Carol Hughes ...
Hugh O'Connell ...
Truman Hardy
Wini Shaw ...
Teddy Hart ...
Yip Nolan
Addison Richards ...
Edward McNeil
Al Shaw ...
Moving Man (as Shaw)
Sam Lee ...
Moving Man (as Lee)
E.E. Clive ...
Sir Samuel Buffington (Credits) / Bloomington (in Film)
May Boley ...
Mrs. Beadle


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6 March 1937 (USA)  »

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Amores de Opereta  »

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Last film of Ross Alexander, who died two months before this film was released. See more »


Referenced in The Honeymooners: The $99,000 Answer (1956) See more »


Sentimental and Melancholy
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by Wini Shaw at rehearsal
Played as background music
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Not quite 'Marvelous' enough...the lines are there, but this comedy needed a crazy spark of genius
13 November 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

A great deal of credited and uncredited writing talent went into this screenplay expansion of Richard Macaulay's Saturday Evening Post story about a songwriting duo in New York City who are promised show-money if they can get land a musical-comedy starlet from the London stage for their latest production, "Fair Lady" (!). Busy, friendly musical has some good wisecracking lines, but not enough star-power in the cast. Ruby Keeler has a rather inert role as a would-be performer who is hired for the lead by mistake, yet it's a part which doesn't allow her to shine (only to be a shrinking violet). Keeler does do a tap-dance routine on the keys of a huge typewriter, but the choreography is lax (despite netting an Oscar nomination!) and certainly isn't as imaginative as the set design. Real-life songwriting team Johnny Mercer and Richard Whiting contributed several songs, though the best of them ("Too Marvelous For Words") is sung ad nauseum. ** from ****

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