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Tin Pan Alley (1940)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Musical, Romance  |  29 November 1940 (USA)
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Songwriters Calhoun and Harrigan get Katie and Lily Blane to introduce a new one. Lily goes to England, and Katy joins her after the boys give a new song to Nora Bayes. All are reunited ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lily Blane
Jack Oakie ...
Harry Calhoun
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Skeets Harrigan
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Casey
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Nora Bayes
The Nicholas Brothers ...
Dance Specialty
Ben Carter ...
Boy
John Loder ...
Reggie Carstair
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Joe Codd
Fred Keating ...
Harvey Raymond
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Sheik
Lillian Porter ...
Telephone Operator
Princess Vanessa Ammon ...
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The Brian Sisters ...
Specialty (as Brian Sisters)
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Storyline

Songwriters Calhoun and Harrigan get Katie and Lily Blane to introduce a new one. Lily goes to England, and Katy joins her after the boys give a new song to Nora Bayes. All are reunited when the boys, now in the army, show up in England. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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29 November 1940 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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"He'd Have to Get Under - Get Out and Get Under (to Fix Up His Automobile)" (music by Maurice Abrahams, lyrics by Grant Clarke and Edgar Leslie), performed by Alice Faye, Betty Grable and Jack Oakie, was cut from this film. See more »

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Soundtracks

The Darktown Strutters' Ball
(1917) (uncredited)
Written by Shelton Brooks
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My love for Alice Faye
12 October 2002 | by (Santa Maria, CA) – See all my reviews

Alice Faye was my favorite singer actress and made so many good films when I was in High School. Tin Pan Alley was especially entertaining and had our favorite Ethel Merman. As always she was the great belter; remember her in Alexander's Ragtime Band with Tyrone Power and Don Ameche. Both Power and Ameche played in several of Alice's films; and then there were Jack Oakie and June Havoc; what an amusing pair they were! The films I liked best were Tin Pan Alley 1940; The Gang's All Here and Hello Frisco Hello both 1943; and State Fair remake with Pat Boone and Bobby Darin (1960s?) In 1985 Alice Faye was at the Arlington Theater promoting health care products, and I had the privilege of talking to her. She was a great lady and very nice!


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