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Radio City Revels (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 11 February 1938 (USA)
A songwriter uses the songs one of his pupils writes while sleeping for his own contract.

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(as Ben Stoloff)

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(screen play), (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Harry Miller
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Kenny Baker
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Billie Shaw
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Paul Plummer
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Teddy Jordan
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Gertie Shaw
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Buster West ...
Squenchy
Melissa Mason ...
Lisa
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Crane
Marilyn Vernon ...
Delia Robin
Charles Coleman ...
The Butler (as Charles C. Coleman)
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Don Wilson - Radio Station Announcer
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Hal Kemp - Orchestra Leader
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Storyline

Washed-up songwriter Harry Miller and his neighbor, dancer Billie Shaw, are insolvent despite efforts to find work in radio. But Harry is visited by his "student," hillbilly Lester Robin, who can only write songs in his dreams. And lo! Lester's first nap yields a song hit for which Harry takes credit. But to fulfill his new contract, he needs to keep Lester sleeping, amidst romantic complications. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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IT'S SLUG-NUTTY! The Biggest Fun Bargain in Years (original poster) See more »


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Release Date:

11 February 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Andam Canções no Ar  »

Box Office

Budget:

$810,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$510,000 (USA)
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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In March 1938, this film was being shown on a double bill with The Jury's Secret (1938) at Loew's Richmond Theatre in North Adams, Massachusetts. See more »

Quotes

Lester Robin: Honestly, you're as purty as the picture of a seed catalogue tomato.
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Connections

Referenced in The Lucy Show: Lucy Goes to a Hollywood Premiere (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

SWINGIN' IN THE CORN
(1938)
Music by Allie Wrubel
Lyrics Herb Magidson
Sung by Bob Burns (uncredited), Marilyn Vernon (uncredited) and chorus
Danced by Melissa Mason (uncredited) and Buster West (uncredited)
Reprised by uncredited black performers
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Well, well, well
30 March 1999 | by (Gloucestershire, UK) – See all my reviews

A wonderfully camp and extraordinary musical offering! The story - if you can call it that - is about a simple-minded farmboy who writes songs in his sleep. Ann Miller dances well. Recommended to lovers of the genre - but Astaire and Rogers it ain't.


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