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Sing, You Sinners (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 2 September 1938 (USA)
Of the singing Beebe brothers, young Mike just wants to be a kid; responsible Dave wants to work in his garage and marry Martha; but feckless Joe thinks his only road to success is through ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Joe Beebe
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David Beebe
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Mike Beebe
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Mrs. Daisy Beebe aka Mother Beebe
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Martha Randall
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Harry Ringmer
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Pete
Paul White ...
Filter - Stable Boy
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Lecturer on Seals
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Race Track Fan
Herbert Corthell ...
Night Club Manager
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Storyline

Of the singing Beebe brothers, young Mike just wants to be a kid; responsible Dave wants to work in his garage and marry Martha; but feckless Joe thinks his only road to success is through swapping and gambling. It seems the only thing all three can join in is their singing act, which Mike and Dave hate. Finally, all Joe's hopes are pinned on a race horse he's acquired, but it's a bigger gamble than his family knows. Hilarious sequence involving a lecturer on seals. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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When they're not singin' they're flingin' things at each other ! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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2 September 1938 (USA)  »

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The Unholy Beebes  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Referenced in The John Garfield Story (2003) See more »

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SMALL FRY
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Sung by Bing Crosby, Fred MacMurray, Donald O'Connor
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Bing plays a real screw-up!
21 August 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This movie has three of the most unlikely actors playing brothers--Bing Crosby (Joe), Fred MacMurray (David) and a very young Donald O'Connor (Mike). The three occasionally make money singing together as an odd little trio. Why the studio put MacMurray in the film is odd. He looks nothing like Crosby and his singing is only fair. As for O'Conner he's 20 years younger than the other two...but at least he sings nicely for a kid.

The film is about a family where the oldest brother, Joe, is an irresponsible dreamer. He always has a scheme and does things like drives drunk and makes promises he never can keep. When he announces he's bought a business and he's going to take care of the family, they're all shocked to see that instead he's bought a race horse...and no longer has a dime to his name. So, on occasion, the three brothers need to sing to make ends meet and life if tough for their Ma (Elizabeth Patterson)...as well as David who wants to be able to marry and settle down.

The film is extremely slight--with singing and dancing and a lot of clichés. Also, Crosby plays such an unlikable guy that after a while, I found my attention waning and I was looking forward to it all ending. Not a terrible film but certainly not all that good considering the stars.


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