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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 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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1.37 : 1
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After the huge success of Down Argentine Way (1940), a part was quickly written into this movie for Betty Grable. See more »


Soundtracks

Moonlight Bay
(1912)
Music by Percy Wenrich
Lyrics by Edward Madden
Sung by Alice Faye (uncredited) at a nightclub
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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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