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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

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
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:
The Lux Radio Theatre version (aired 2.21.44) starred Marilyn Maxwell in the Alice Faye role.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Lost and Foundling (1944)See more »
Soundtrack:
There's a Lull in My LifeSee more »

FAQ

Why is NO video version available of WAKE UP AND LIVE, one of the great 1930's musicals?
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Museum Piece From Fox, 3 February 2016
Author: GManfred from Ramsey, NJ

Good, Old-fashioned musical of the kind no longer made in Hollywood - partly because musicals went out of style and partly because of the antiquated subject matter. In this case, you have to be of a certain age to appreciate the storyline. It concerns a made-up feud between two old-time names, Ben Bernie who was a band leader, and newspaper columnist Walter Winchell. The feud was carried on mainly on radio and in newspapers.

Have I lost you yet? If so, you're probably too young to remember any of the stars or the songs. Alice Faye was as famous as she was pretty, but Jack Haley had yet to achieve immortality as the Tinman in 'The Wizard Of Oz". Patsy Kelly had a long career as an abrasive comedienne in many movies and Joan Davis had yet to hit it big in television. And radio was the main medium in those days - no TV or DVDs or internet or any related device.

Us old-timers can appreciate, but you young folks who are movie archaeologists will find plenty to like here, including several good songs which were popular a long time ago, like "Never In A Million Years" and "There's A Lull In My Life", and the dubbed voice of Buddy Clark, a Golden Age singer. If you can find this picture, watch it - as far as I know it hasn't been released in any format yet.

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