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Sing While You're Able (1937)

Approved | | Musical, Comedy, Romance | 20 March 1937 (USA)
A toy company owner and his daughter find a singing hillbilly in the Arkansas backwoods and take him back to the big city in hopes of helping their radio show ratings.

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Pinky Tomlin ...
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Joan Williams
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Val Blodgett
Sam Wren ...
Harvey Bennett
Monte Collins ...
Adams
Suzanne Kaaren ...
Gloria
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C. William Williams
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Prince Boris (as Mike Romanoff)
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Landlady
Rita Carlyle ...
Thelma Manners
Betty Brian ...
Jane (as Three Brian Sisters)
Doris Brian ...
Dotty (as Three Brian Sisters)
Gwen Brian ...
Rita (as Three Brian Sisters)
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Simpson
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A toy company owner and his daughter find a singing hillbilly in the Arkansas backwoods and take him back to the big city in hopes of helping their radio show ratings. Written by Alessandro Martini <alemartini@geocities.com>

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20 March 1937 (USA)  »

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Gateway  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was first telecast on New York City's pioneer television station W2XBS Saturday 27 January 1940. It is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Post-WWII television viewers got their first look at on the East Coast Friday 25 June 1948 on WATV (Channel 13) and on the West Coast, in Los Angeles, Sunday 26 March 1950 on KECA (Channel 7). See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Gonna Sing While I'm Able
Lyrics by Connie Lee
Music by Paul Parks
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