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Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (1937)

Gangsters take control of a record company and use toughguy tactics on unwilling performers.

Director:

Charles Reisner (as Charles F. Reisner)

Writers:

Harry Sauber (screenplay), Frank Hummert (based on the revue by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Phil Regan ... Jerry Hart
Leo Carrillo ... Tony Gordoni
Ann Dvorak ... Ann Rogers
Tamara Geva ... Charlizzini
James Gleason ... Danny The Duck
Gene Autry ... Gene Autry
Ted Lewis and His Orchestra Ted Lewis and His Orchestra ... Ted Lewis Orchestra
Cab Calloway and His Cotton Club Orchestra Cab Calloway and His Cotton Club Orchestra ... Cab Calloway Orchestra
Kay Thompson and Her Ensemble Kay Thompson and Her Ensemble ... Kay Thompson Ensemble
Joe DiMaggio ... Joe DiMaggio
Henry Armetta ... Spadoni
Luis Alberni ... Martinetti
Max Terhune ... Max Terhune
Smiley Burnette ... Frog - Accordian Player
Louis Prima and His Band Louis Prima and His Band ... Louis Prima Band
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Storyline

Gangsters take control of a record company and use toughguy tactics on unwilling performers.

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Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

26 November 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Artistas em Folia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Tony Gordoni: I am a man of very few words. And when I talk I say a lot.
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Soundtracks

When My Baby Smiles at Me
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Music by Bill Munro
Lyrics by Ted Lewis and Andrew B. Sterling
Played as dance music by Ted Lewis and His Orchestra at the Astor Roof
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Gangsters take over a record company.
7 January 2005 | by WishfulDreamerSee all my reviews

I just saw Manhattan Merry Go Round and thought it was a pretty good film. I am writing this because I did not like some of a previous viewer's extremely negative comments. It may not have been the best musical, but some of the songs were nice and the storyline interesting. I thought Leo Carrillo was humorous as the head gangster, who was "a man of few words". Phil Regan and Kay Thompson were good and so were the rest. I was even surprised to see Joe Di Maggio in his role. Ann Dvorak did very well as "Jerry's love interest" and I thought Tamara Geva was good as Madame Charlie. I had not seen her before, and thought she was similar to Tallulah Bankhead with some of her gestures. James Gleason and Moroni Olsen were good, too. In short, there are many WORSE films out there today, which is why I usually watch older ones, not of my time.


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