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The Singing Marine (1937)

 -  Comedy | Musical | Romance  -  3 July 1937 (USA)
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Bob Brent, a young Marine from Arkansas, impresses his comrades with his singing ability, and they pitch in to send him to New York to compete in an amateur contest. Success in the contest,... See full summary »

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Bob Brent
Doris Weston ...
Peggy Randall
Lee Dixon ...
Slim Baxter
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Aeneas Phinney
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Ma Marine
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Sergeant Mike
Larry Adler ...
Larry
Marcia Ralston ...
Helen Young
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ...
Dopey
Veda Ann Borg ...
Diane
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Joan
Berton Churchill ...
J. Montgomery Madison
Eddie Acuff ...
Sam
Henry O'Neill ...
Captain Skinner (as Henry O'Neil)
Addison Richards ...
Mr. Fowler
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Bob Brent, a young Marine from Arkansas, impresses his comrades with his singing ability, and they pitch in to send him to New York to compete in an amateur contest. Success in the contest, however, sets him up for trouble in romance, in his career, and with the Corps. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Cancioneiro Naval  »

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I Like Mountain Music
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Frank Weldon
Played by the hillbilly band at the amateur hour broadcast
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A Fun Musical
22 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Singing Marine is really a way to exploit Dick Powell's wonderful tenor voice, and it does well at doing so. Powell's singing could win over any woman which is perhaps the reason no other well-known stars are in the cast.

The film is about a marine from Arkansas whose shy demeanor melts away when he sings. He wins over a fellow singer (Doris Weston) and is convinced by his friends to enter an amateur contest in New York. When he goes, he become a sensation and is signed as "The Singing Marine." In a very short time he makes tens of thousands of dollars but has to manage his singing career alongside his career in the military.

Busby Berkeley directed the musical sequences in this film, but aside from a couple of beautiful girls, one probably wouldn't guess that he was involved. The numbers are more general in their presentation, but they are still fun. Powell's simple "Cause My Baby Says Its So" doesn't get much staging, but the other songs include elaborate tap routines and set changes.


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