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Tin Pan Alley (1940)

Approved | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 29 November 1940 (USA)
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 overview, first billed only:
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Lily Blane
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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
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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)  »

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A Vida é uma Canção  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Scenes which were deleted from final version appear in Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults (1997). See more »


Soundtracks

He'd Have to Get Under - Get Out and Get Under (To Fix Up His Automobile)
(1913) (uncredited)
Music by Maurice Abrahams
Lyrics by Grant Clarke and Edgar Leslie
Filmed with Alice Faye singing in two scenes, but both scenes were cut in from the final print
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The catchy music and fine form of the stars make this film tops.
17 February 2001 | by (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

From the first time I saw Tin Pan Alley I played it over and over, because I enjoyed the music so much and the stars were in top form. While I rarely seek out the actors in films made to-day, I tune into any old film featuring Alice Faye, John Payne, Betty Grable or Jack Oakie, hoping to find something just as engaging. The unabashed sentimentality of the music and simple straight forward humour make it a refreshing change from to-day's tasteless films. While Alice Faye tackles the love songs with John Payne, as a consumate professional, I am always sure he is using a lot of self control not break into laughter, and that they had a lot of fun making the movie.


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