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Sing, Baby, Sing (1936)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical | 21 August 1936 (USA)
Nightclub singer Joan Warren's agent Nicky puts her into situations designed to advance her career.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Joan Warren
... Bruce Farraday
... Nicholas K. Alexander
... Al Craven
... Fitz
... Ted Blake
... Al Ritz
... Jimmy Ritz
Harry Ritz ... Harry Ritz
... Robert Wilson
... Telephone Operator
... Mac
... Brewster
... Tony Renaldo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... The Ritz Brothers
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Nightclub singer Joan Warren's agent Nicky puts her into situations designed to advance her career.

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Comedy | Musical

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21 August 1936 (USA)  »

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Sing Baby, Sing  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Said to be loosely based on John Barrymore's much publicized affair with Elaine Barrie, a college student 34 years his junior who would become his fourth (and last) wife. See more »

Quotes

Bruce Farraday: Radio! I hate it! Music from cans like soup!
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Love Will Tell
by Lew Pollack and Jack Yellen
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An impersonation so good it's eerie
15 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

The rest of the movie is pleasant/mediocre, but Adolphe Menjou's parody of John Barrymore is fantastic. As daring as it is accurate, it makes one feel almost guilty at enjoying it so much (the movie was kicking a man when he was down in lampooning Barrymore's drunken antics and publicly disintegrating marriage). Menjou doesn't just copy Barrymore's mannerisms but has conveyed his essential noble but impish spirit, and the fun he is having is contagious--the scene in the hotel room ends on a moment of inspired hilarity, as truthful as it is loony.

This inspired impersonation had an ironic sequel: Four years later, Menjou played the Barrymore role in a remake (why?) of A Bill of Divorcement. That time he was not able to channel, in a serious way, the personality he had assumed so well in this film; it was a terrible performance.


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