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Sing and Like It (1934)

Passed | | Comedy | 20 April 1934 (USA)
A gangster becomes enamored with a dowdy, amateur off-key singer and tries to force a producer to put her in his Broadway production.

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Complete credited cast:
... Annie Snodgrass
... Ruby
... Adam Frink - Producer
... T. Fenny Sylvester
... Toots McGuire
... Mr. Abercrombie Hancock - Critic
... Oswald (as John M. Qualen)
Matt McHugh ... Junker - Hood
... Butch - Hood
... Gunner - Hood (as Joseph Sauers)
Billy Griffith ... Webster - Frink's Secretary (as William H. Griffith)
... Miss Fishbeck - Little Theatre Stage Director
... Mr. Gregory - Leading Man in Show
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A gangster becomes enamored with a dowdy, amateur off-key singer and tries to force a producer to put her in his Broadway production.

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Any girl with good strong adenoids can do the same thing!

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20 April 1934 (USA)  »

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Canto Chorado  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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A modern source lists Florence Roberts in the cast, but she was not seen in the movie; another modern source identifies the Ticket Broker as Walter Brennan but it's really Phil Tead. Brennan does not appear in this film. See more »

Quotes

Toots McGuire: You know the last mug we kidnapped? Well his wife paid the ransom but he won't go home.
T. Fenny Sylvester: Slug 'em cold and out him on his doorstep.
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Liebestraum No. 3
(1850)
Written by Franz Liszt
Partially played on piano by Ned Sparks
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Cute stuff
31 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

Sorta like "Bullets Over Broadway" -- A gangster forces a stage producer to use a star who can't sing for a damn. The gangster (Nat Pendleton, as a kidnapping-for-ransom specialist) gets weepy whenever he hears ZaSu Pitts warble "Mother". Everyone else cringes but whatever he says goes. So producer Edward Everett Horton is stuck putting together a show around the spectacularly off-key Pitts. But how can the gang make sure it's a hit? Sour-faced Ned Sparks will twist as many arms as necessary....

The plot's nothing special, but it's got a roll call of great character actors, like Sparks, Horton, Pendleton, John Qualen, and at the top of the cast, ZaSu Pitts. Pleasant escapism.


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