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Release Date:
23 August 1937 (USA) See more »
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Satire on radio, built around the supposed feud between bandleader Ben Bernie and journalist Walter Winchell. | Add synopsis »
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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:
Featured in Tap (1989)See more »
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Wake Up and LiveSee more »

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Why is NO video version available of WAKE UP AND LIVE, one of the great 1930's musicals?
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Mike Fright, 6 September 2007
Author: movingpicturegal from Los Angeles

Fun musical comedy starring Jack Haley as part of a vaudeville team who have come to try out their act at a radio center, but he blows the audition because of "mike fright" - and his female partner, apparently really lacking in patience or loyalty, immediately drops him. He gets hired on as a guide there, and one day sings into a mike, not realizing that his vocals are going out live on the air. He has a great voice and is an immediate sensation, but since no one knows who did the singing, he becomes famous as the "Phantom Troubadour". Meanwhile, he meets a beautiful female singer (Alice Faye) whose radio show "Wake Up and Live" has just been canned by the network for lack of jokes. She decides to help him get over his mike fright - by having him come to her place each day to "practice" singing into a microphone, which unknown to him is putting his voice out live on the air every day!

With enjoyable, catchy songs (particularly the title song), a couple of fabulous tab dance numbers, Alice Faye looking absolutely gorgeous on the big screen, funny and likable Jack Haley, plus a fantastic looking print shown at a screening at Cinecon 43 in Hollywood, this film proved to be a real winner and a treat to see. A subplot in this film involves a feud between real life personalities Walter Winchell and orchestra leader, Ben Bernie, who appear as themselves. Character actors Patsy Kelly and especially Ned Sparks (who is hilarious here) add a touch of humor to the mix. A very entertaining film.

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