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Wake Up and Live (1937)

 -  Musical  -  23 August 1937 (USA)
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Satire on radio, built around the supposed feud between bandleader Ben Bernie and journalist Walter Winchell.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Winchell ...
Walter Winchell
Ben Bernie ...
Ben Bernie (as Ben Bernie and His Orchestra)
Alice Huntley
Patsy Kane
Ned Sparks ...
Steve Cluskey
Eddie Kane
Walter Catlett ...
Gus Avery
Grace Bradley ...
Jean Roberts
Spanish Dancer
Leah Ray ...
Cafe Singer
Miles Mander ...
James Stratton
Etienne Girardot ...
Waldo Peebles
Barnett Parker ...
Paul Hurst ...


Satire on radio, built around the supposed feud between bandleader Ben Bernie and journalist Walter Winchell.

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23 August 1937 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Jack Haley's singing was dubbed by Buddy Clark. See more »


Referenced in Lost and Foundling (1944) See more »


I Love You Too Much, Muchacha
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
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One of the friskier Foxes
19 March 2013 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Fox musicals are often weighed down by leaden screenplays, dull camera-work, irrelevant specialty acts, and personalities with not that much personality. Some of those traits are evident in this musical-comedy piffle about the Walter Winchell-Ben Bernie feud, but there are compensating pleasures. High among them is Alice Faye warbling good Gordon-Revel songs such as "There's a Lull in My Life" (a surprisingly boring arrangement of it, though, and she's unflatteringly gowned); also, a genuinely funny second couple in Patsy Kelly and Ned Sparks; also, a specialty dance by Joan Davis. Jack Haley's an adequate leading man, though not a particularly charismatic one, and, since the plot turns on his golden voice, his songs are dubbed by Buddy Clark. (Haley could sing, but not well enough to be a "phantom troubadour.") It's brisk and reasonably comical, the musical numbers are fine, and the production bloat that hobbled so many Fox musicals over the next decade is nowhere evident.

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