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Kid Nightingale (1939)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Sport | 4 November 1939 (USA)
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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(screen play) (as Charles Beldon), (screen play) (as Raymond Schrock) | 1 more credit »
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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
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Rocky Snyder - Fighter
Helen Troy ...
Marge - Paxton's Secretary
Winifred Harris ...
Mrs. Reynolds
Lee Phelps ...
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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 | Sport

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4 November 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El ruiseñor pelea  »

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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 »

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Dancing with Tears in My Eyes
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Joseph A. Burke
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung by John Payne as a singing waiter, Ralph Sanford and Abe Dinovitch
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A Bird Brain Boxer!
10 February 2006 | by (Fairfax, VA) – See all my reviews

Don't be mislead by all those promising George Hurrell promotional photos released for this film showing beefy John Payne in very noir boxing ring poses. This boxer is a bird-brain singing waiter who gets discovered by a promoter when he loses his job for brawling in frustration. There are lots of annoying developments involving a hyperactive romance with a blond, brassy Jane Wyman while on his way to becoming "Kid Nightingale" ,the boxer who gets on a winning streak by singing when he's hit. Altogether a silly exercise but Payne, always watchable, is entertaining both as a singer and as a boxer. The film is almost a criminal waste of John Payne. Boxing sequences should have been extended; they are way too brief and would have added much more interest.


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