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W.S. Van Dyke
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This film was first telecast in Philadelphia Wednesday 11 December 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), followed by Los Angeles 14 April 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11); in New York City, its earliest documented airing did not take place until 5 May 1963 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »
Yes, it's a B picture, but a B picture at MGM in 1938 was almost equal to an A picture at any other studio. They didn't skimp on production. The sets- deco apartments, nightclubs, department stores, etc- are very high 30s MGM glamorous. Mickey Rooney was just becoming a rising and valuable young star- the same year he appeared in the 3rd of the Andy Hardy series (and the 1st to have the name Andy Hardy in the title) as well as the 4th installment. Glady's costumes and art deco apartment, especially her bedroom, are as glimmering as anything you'd see in a top notch Jean Harlow picture (Jean had only recently passed away, in June 1937)- her white quilted satin bed fairly glimmers. Tone is basically playing the same part he played in another 1938 film Three Loves Has Nancy (Janet Gaynor's last picture); in fact Glady's kitchen and his art deco bachelor pad look very familiar, but does it well. Love that the radio show is broadcast from the nightclub- so popular then. Posthumous appearance for Ted Healy who died late Dec 1937. I thought it was charming and very watchable.
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