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The Singing Marine (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 3 July 1937 (USA)
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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 (Harmonica)
Marcia Ralston ...
Helen Young
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Dopey
Veda Ann Borg ...
Diane
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Joan
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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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Cupid Surrenders !


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3 July 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cancioneiro Naval  »

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The microphone at the New York talent show was labeled as KFWB which was Warner Brothers Los Angeles station. See more »

Connections

Featured in Three Cheers for the Girls (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

You Can't Run Away from Love Tonight
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung by Dick Powell and chorus at the wienie roast
Also sung by Dick Powell, Doris Weston and chorus at the benefit aboard ship
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Enjoyable movie to see!
12 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Singing Marine is great example of the 30's musicals. I enjoyed the music and songs. Dick Powell is in great form as the singing marine. One goof is the radio call letters was KRWB, but is in New York. It should start with W. The songs is enjoyable to listen to and keeps in your head. I rate the movie a 7 out of 10. The plot of the movie is silly in today's themes but it does add a change of basis. We could use more of this type of movies today. I like the songs of the 30's and 40's. You could understands the songs. Again, great songs and a enjoyable movie. It should be shown on TV more often. We need more of this type of songs again.


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