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Here Comes Carter (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 24 October 1936 (USA)
Kent Carter is just a regular Joe who works at a movie studio and observes interesting behavior concerning actors. He uses the info to become a hard driven gossip reporter and bring down a star with a mean streak.

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... Kent Carter
... Verna Kennedy
... Linda Warren
... Rex Marchbanks
... Mel Winter
... Boots Burnett
... Slugs Dana
... Daniel Bronson
... Russ McAllen
... Steve Moran
... Ben Rogers
... Louie Cramer (as Charles Foy)
Eddy Chandler ... Detective Jim Henderson (as Ed. Chandler)
Davison Clark ... Detective Jackson (as Davison Clarke)
... Bill
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Kent Carter is just a regular Joe who works at a movie studio and observes interesting behavior concerning actors. He uses the info to become a hard driven gossip reporter and bring down a star with a mean streak.

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Loudspeaker Lowdown  »

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Although billed as "Linda Warren", Anne Nagel's character is called "Linda Martin" in the film. See more »

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When Ross Alexander takes Anne Nagel home, two signs indicate that it is the Carlton Arms Apartments, and it's there where he is beaten up. After the beating there is a shot of a news article which states the beating occurred in front of the Dawson Arms Apartments. See more »

Quotes

Kent Carter: If anyone phones, tell em to come up and SUE me sometime!
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You on My Mind
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Copyright 1936 by M. Witmark & Sons
Played during the opening credits and often in the score
Sung by Anne Nagel at a film studio
Reprised by Nagel on a radio broadcast
Whistled by Ross Alexander
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23 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

Ross Alexander stars in "Here Comes Carter," a one-hour programmer from Warner Brothers.

Alexander was given roles that were rejected by the Warners stars. Here he plays a press agent, Carter, who is fired when an actor orders him to kill a story. Carter becomes a radio gossip columnist and doesn't get mad, he gets even.

He has two women interested in him -- a radio singer (Alexander's future wife, Anna Nagel) and Glenda Farrell, who plays a secretary.

If you look fast and hard you'll see Wayne Morris as a short-order cook and Jane Wyman as a nurse.

Alexander isn't very good, he's quite loud and brash.

Alexander's story is one of the most tragic in Hollywood. This was his second-last film before he blew his brains out at the age of 29. A successful Broadway actor, he was a closet homosexual. At the time of his death, he was married to Anne Nagel, and it unfortunately affected her career as well, as his suicide was traumatic for her. She died penniless at age 50.

Not very good and, given the fate of the stars, a real downer.


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