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The Big Broadcast (1932)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 14 October 1932 (USA)
A radio-singer, Bing Hornsby, is none-too-concerned about his job, and an affair with Mona leads to his dismissal. When it appears Hornsby is getting and paying a lot of attention to his ... See full summary »

Director:

Frank Tuttle

Writers:

William Ford Manley (play), George Marion Jr. (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stuart Erwin ... Leslie McWhinney
Bing Crosby ... Bing Hornsby
Leila Hyams ... Anita Rogers
George Burns ... George (as Burns and Allen)
Gracie Allen ... Gracie (as Burns and Allen)
Kate Smith ... Kate Smith
The Mills Brothers ... The Mills Brothers
The Boswell Sisters ... Boswell Sisters
Arthur Tracy Arthur Tracy ... The Street Singer
Vincent Lopez Orchestra Vincent Lopez Orchestra ... Lopez Orchestra
Cab Calloway and His Band Cab Calloway and His Band ... Cab Calloway Band
Sharon Lynn ... Mona
George Barbier ... Clapsaddle
Ralph Robertson Ralph Robertson ... Announcer
Alex Melesh Alex Melesh ... Animal Man
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A radio-singer, Bing Hornsby, is none-too-concerned about his job, and an affair with Mona leads to his dismissal. When it appears Hornsby is getting and paying a lot of attention to his fiancée, Anita Rogers, station manager Leslie McWhinney buys the station, gives Hornsby his job back, and goes on a honeymoon with Anita. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The first real inside story of what goes on behind the microphones. Listen in on the secrets your radios never reveal! (Print Ad- New York Sun, ((New York NY)) 13 October 1932) See more »


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Trivia

One of over seven hundred Paramount Pictures productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Crazy Credits

Film opens with loudspeakers, then segues to lobby cards depicting several of the featured stars "Live". See more »

Connections

Edited into The Great Radio Comedians (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Crazy People
Music by James V. Monaco
Lyrics by Edgar Leslie
Sung by The Boswell Sisters
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Interesting but Hardly Essential
28 September 2019 | by LeonardKniffelSee all my reviews

An interesting example of the filmed radio broadcasts that were popular in the 1930s, this movie offers dozens of performers who were enormously popular in their day singing songs they made standards in the American songbook or doing the shticks for which they were famous. Among the best are Kate Smith singing "When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain," Band leader Cab Calloway's "Minnie the Moocher," and Bing Crosby crooning his classic "When the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)."


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Crooners See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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