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Kid Nightingale (1939)

 -  Comedy | Music  -  4 November 1939 (USA)
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A singing waiter gets into an argument with some obnoxious customers and winds up knocking them out. The incident is witnessed by a shady boxing promoter who sees an opportunity to cash in ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Steve Nelson
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Judy Craig
Walter Catlett ...
Skip Davis
Edward Brophy ...
Mike Jordon (as Ed Brophy)
Charles D. Brown ...
Charles Paxton
Max Hoffman Jr. ...
Fitts (as Max Hoffman)
John Ridgely ...
Whitey
Harry Burns ...
Strangler Colombo / Rudolfo Terrassi
William Haade ...
Rocky Snyder - Fighter
Helen Troy ...
Marge - Paxton's Secretary
Winifred Harris ...
Mrs. Reynolds
Lee Phelps ...
Ring Announcer
Frankie Van ...
Frankie - Steve's Trainer
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A singing waiter gets into an argument with some obnoxious customers and winds up knocking them out. The incident is witnessed by a shady boxing promoter who sees an opportunity to cash in and pretty soon the waiter is being promoted as "Kid Nightingale, The Singing Boxer". Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Comedy | Music

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4 November 1939 (USA)  »

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Kid Nightingale  »

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Early in the film, a newspaper headline spells Mike's last name J-O-R-D-A-N, but on the door to his office the last name is spelled J-O-R-D-O-N. See more »

Soundtracks

Listen to the Mockingbird
(1855) (uncredited)
Music by Richard Milburn
Lyrics by Septimus Winner
Played by Jerry Mandy and His Sextet
Reprised and Sung by John Payne
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fun to watch
23 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This little film is classic 30's Hollywood comedy. I admit it's too short (it's one reel shy of being fully realized) and would have benefited from some fleshing out (more story/plot than character) but Walter Catlett's performance alone makes this film highly watchable and quite enjoyable. He reminds me so much of Phil Silvers. John Payne is terrific and Jane Wyman a doll but what truly makes this film fun to watch are all the great character actors in it. At 57 minutes, if Kid Nightingale was strictly made as a short than we sure get a lot of bang for our buck. But I think a better choice would have been to expand on it, especially the fight scenes and the ending, which are rushed, and go the distance, which would have made this film a real contender.


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