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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

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
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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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A Vida é uma Canção  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »


Soundtracks

Good-Bye Broadway, Hello France
(1917)
Music by Billy Baskette
Lyrics by C. Francis Reisner and Benny Davis
Played on piano by Elisha Cook Jr. (uncredited) and sung by Jack Oakie (uncredited)
Reprised by an army marching band
Played as background music
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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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