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Radio City Revels (1938)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  11 February 1938 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Burns ...
Jack Oakie ...
Harry Miller
Kenny Baker ...
Kenny Baker
...
Billie Shaw
Victor Moore ...
Paul Plummer
...
Teddy Jordan
Helen Broderick ...
Gertie Shaw
...
Jane
Buster West ...
Squenchy
Melissa Mason ...
Lisa
Richard Lane ...
Crane
Marilyn Vernon ...
Delia Robin
Charles Coleman ...
The Butler (as Charles C. Coleman)
Don Wilson ...
Don Wilson - Fictional Radio Station Announcer
Hal Kemp and His Orchestra ...
Hal Kemp's Orchestra
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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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Taglines:

HERE COMES THE BIG SHOW! NOW FOR THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE! (original ad-all caps) 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In Feb. 1938, this film was being shown on a double bill with The Jury's Secret (1938). See more »

Quotes

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

Featured in Gauchos of El Dorado (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

THE MILLER'S FOUR DAUGHTERS
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by 'Dave Dreyer'
Sung by The Four Vass Sisters
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And the dancing!
21 May 2014 | by (Rockport, Maine) – See all my reviews

Very silly but very entertaining movie. Great cast. And the dancing...one number, I think, compares very favorably with the big dance number in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. The individual dancers are superb. One female dancer (I don't think it was Ann Miller) does steps I've never seen before and should attract the admiration of skilled orthopedists. Milton Berle and Jack Okie make an interesting pair of con men, and if you remember Uncle Miltie from his television days, you'll see that he was practicing his "schtick" long before TV. It's also interesting to see Jane Froman--beautiful face and beautiful voice--before the accident that crippled her (and led to "With a Song In My Heart" with Susan Hayward.)


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