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Here Comes Carter (1936)

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.

Director:

William Clemens

Writers:

Roy Chanslor (screen play), Michael Jacoby (story) (as M. Jacoby)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ross Alexander ... Kent Carter
Glenda Farrell ... Verna Kennedy
Anne Nagel ... Linda Warren
Craig Reynolds ... Rex Marchbanks
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Mel Winter
George E. Stone ... Boots Burnett
John Sheehan ... Slugs Dana
Joseph Crehan ... Daniel Bronson
Dennis Moore ... Russ McAllen
Norman Willis ... Steve Moran
John T. Murray ... Ben Rogers
Charley Foy ... Louie Cramer (as Charles Foy)
Eddy Chandler Eddy Chandler ... Detective Jim Henderson (as Ed. Chandler)
Davison Clark Davison Clark ... Detective Jackson (as Davison Clarke)
Wayne Morris ... Bill
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Loudspeaker Lowdown See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Dennis Moore's character is called "Russ Allen". See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, when Kent goes into the office and greets Linda at her desk after she's done singing, a shadow of the boom microphone can be seen moving on the wall behind her desk, upper left. See more »

Quotes

Kent Carter: If anyone phones, tell em to come up and SUE me sometime!
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Connections

Remake of Blessed Event (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Thru the Courtesy of Love
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Copyright 1936 by M. Witmark & Sons
Played during the opening credits
Sung by Anne Nagel on a radio broadcast
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Surprisingly entertaining
27 March 2016 | by MikeMagiSee all my reviews

"Here Comes Carter" is one of those cinematic throwaways that Warner Bros. (and the other major studios) ground out back in the pre-television days. It stars Ross Alexander, a likable young performer and closeted homosexual who killed himself at the age of 29, Glenda Farrell back when she was still a knockout and Anne Nagel who was a better actress than most of the glamour girls on the Warner Bros. lot. The plot doesn't make a whole lotta' sense. One minute, Carter is a movie studio publicist, the next he's an imitation Winchell, broadcasting Hollywood gossip. There's a subplot about a gangster's plan to bump off Carter but that gets lost in the shuffle. One suspects that the screenwriters were making this thing up just in time to send pages of script to the sound stage where the movie was already filming. Yet, in its own hackneyed way, "Here Comes Carter" is fun.


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