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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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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 ...
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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)  »

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A Vida é uma Canção  »

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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

K-K-K-Katy
(1918)
Written by Geoffrey O'Hara
Sung by Jack Oakie many times using different lyrics throughout picture and he finally comes up with original lyrics at the end
Sung and danced to by Alice Faye (uncredited) and Betty Grable (uncredited) with modified lyrics on stage
Used as background music occasionally
Sung by returning marching doughboys at the end
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The Sheik of Araby
12 April 2003 | by (Ottawa) – See all my reviews

"Tin Pan Alley" is a serviceable if slightly undernourished musical extravaganza starring Alice Faye, John Payne, Betty Grable, Jackie Oakie. I thought it would turn out to be as memorable and enchanting as Faye's greatest musicals like "That Night in Rio" or "Hello Frisco Hello" also co-starring John Payne, but it is nowhere near them. There is a sense that something is missing; the idea is there but somehow it doesn't quite coalesce, even despite the luminous presence of Faye. Nevertheless, it has one of the most spectacular dance and musical numbers ever staged: "The Sheik of Araby" - featuring Faye, Grable, and the Nicholas Brothers who also appeared in Grable's previous hit wonder, "Down Argentine Way". The dance number has a spark and excitement most of the movie lacks.


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