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Tin Pan Alley (1940)

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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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Katie Blane
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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

A Vida é uma Canção  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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The censors ordered the "Sheik of Araby" to be re-shot because the costumes of the harem girls were deemed too revealing. See more »

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Featured in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Take Me Back to Melody Lane
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Written by Dave Reed Jr.
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Song & Dance
13 October 2002 | by (Santa Maria, CA) – See all my reviews

A most entertaining musical film of the early teens with songwriters Calhoun & Harrigan, Jack Oakie and John Payne with singers Alice Faye and Betty Grable. Such great songs like "Harrigan", "K K KKATIE", and several good numbers. One of my favorite movies with all these stars. 20th Century Fox had the best in talent, and don't forget the fabulous Nicholson brothers; they tapped their flying feet all over the place! What a shame that black entertainers did not share the honors until 50 years later! Also, Billy Gilbert as the shiek was a momentous riot!


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