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Release Date:
23 August 1937 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Satire on radio, built around the supposed feud between bandleader Ben Bernie and journalist Walter Winchell. | Add synopsis »
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A wonderful Fox Musical See more (6 total) »

Cast

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Walter Winchell ... Walter Winchell
Ben Bernie ... Ben Bernie (as Ben Bernie and His Orchestra)

Alice Faye ... Alice Huntley

Patsy Kelly ... Patsy Kane
Ned Sparks ... Steve Cluskey

Jack Haley ... Eddie Kane
Walter Catlett ... Gus Avery
Grace Bradley ... Jean Roberts

Joan Davis ... Spanish Dancer
Leah Ray ... Cafe Singer

Miles Mander ... James Stratton

Douglas Fowley ... Herman
Etienne Girardot ... Waldo Peebles
Barnett Parker ... Foster
Paul Hurst ... McCabe
Warren Hymer ... First Gunman
Steve Condos ... Specialty Dancer (as Condos Brothers)
Nick Condos ... Specialty Dancer (as Condos Brothers)

William Demarest ... Radio Station Attendant
John Sheehan ... Radio Station Attendant
George Givot ... Manager
Edward Gargan ... Murphy, Tour Guide Supervisor
Robert Lowery ... Chauffeur
Charles Williams ... Charlie Alberts, Agent
George Chandler ... Janitor
Gary Breckner ... Announcer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Lynn Bari ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
George Beranger ... Accompanist (uncredited)
Barbara Brewster ... One of the Brewster Twins (uncredited)
Gloria Brewster ... One of the Brewster Twins (uncredited)
Buddy Clark ... Eddie Kane (singing voice) (uncredited)
Frank Darien ... Hay Wagon Driver (uncredited)
Jay Eaton ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Tourist (uncredited)
Rosemary Glosz ... Singer (uncredited)
Harry Harvey ... Agent (uncredited)
Si Jenks ... Driver of Ford Automobile (uncredited)
Fred Kelsey ... Cop (uncredited)
Elyse Knox ... Nurse (uncredited)
Hank Mann ... Eddie's Shill (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Paul Newlan ... Cop (uncredited)
George Offerman Jr. ... Messenger (uncredited)
Wanda Perry ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Ellen Prescott ... Girl (uncredited)
Cyril Ring ... Radio Man in Control Booth (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Charles Tannen ... Agent (uncredited)
Harry Tyler ... Driver of Buick Automobile (uncredited)
Allen Wood ... Jones, Tour Guide (uncredited)

Directed by
Sidney Lanfield 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dorothea Brande  novel
Curtis Kenyon  story
Harry Tugend 
Jack Yellen 

Produced by
Kenneth Macgowan .... associate producer
Darryl F. Zanuck .... producer
 
Original Music by
Cyril J. Mockridge (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Edward Cronjager 
 
Film Editing by
Robert L. Simpson 
 
Production Design by
William S. Darling 
 
Art Direction by
Mark-Lee Kirk 
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
 
Costume Design by
Gwen Wakeling 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
A.F. Erickson .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Haldane Douglas .... associate art director
 
Music Department
Louis Silvers .... musical director
David Buttolph .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Walter Scharf .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Herbert W. Spencer .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Paul Van Loan .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jack Haskell .... choreographer
 

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Runtime:
91 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Finland:S | USA:Approved (certificate #3120)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jack Haley's singing was dubbed by Buddy Clark.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Lost and Foundling (1944)See more »
Soundtrack:
Never in a Million YearsSee more »

FAQ

Why is NO video version available of WAKE UP AND LIVE, one of the great 1930's musicals?
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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A wonderful Fox Musical, 22 February 2001
Author: Stan16mm from Hollywood, California

Another classic motion picture that has never been available on video and another shame for eager classic movie fans. This 90 minute musical has everything you could ever hope for from a film. Great songs, dancing, comedy, drama, suspense and Alice Faye! The "feud' between Ben Bernie and Walter Winchell (as real as the "feud" of Jack Benny and Fred Allen) inspired this film which takes place during the great days of live radio.

Bernie and Winchell are the main attractions here but Jack Haley, Alice Faye, Patsy Kelly and Ned Sparks are the real stars of this picture. With the fine backing of Fox, this film was one in the long series of musicals featuring Faye and a stellar supporting cast. It is in this film that she introduces the standard classic song, "There's A Lull In My Life".

Jack Haley is featured as a singer who suffers from mike fright. Actually, Haley's wonderful singing voice is dubbed in this film by Buddy Clark! For trivia fans, Haley refers to this role in his next picture, "Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm", when he lets a young girl who is afraid of microphones know that he was once afraid of them too.

The film is a timepiece of an era long gone. If you ever get the chance to see this great film with all of its wonderful songs, "It's Swell Of You","Wake Up And Live" and, "Never In A Million Years", you won't be mislead.

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