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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)
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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)

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Trivia:
Jack Haley's singing was dubbed by Buddy Clark.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Tap (1989)See 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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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
One of the friskier Foxes, 19 March 2013
Author: marcslope from New York, NY

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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