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Radio Stars on Parade (1945)

A Hollywood talent agency tries to avoid finacial ruin by getting its best clients on the air.

Director:

Leslie Goodwins

Writers:

Monte Brice (screenplay), Robert E. Kent (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Wally Brown ... Jerry Miles
Alan Carney ... Mike Strager
Frances Langford ... Sally Baker
Ralph Edwards ... Ralph Edwards
Skinnay Ennis Skinnay Ennis ... Skinnay Ennis
Don Wilson ... Don Wilson - Announcer
Tony Romano Tony Romano ... Tony Romano
Rufe Davis ... Pinky
Robert Clarke ... Danny
Sheldon Leonard ... Lucky Maddox
Max Wagner ... George
Ralph Peters ... Steve
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Grey Jack Grey ... Horse's Rear End (scenes deleted)
Charlie Hall ... Horse's Front End (scenes deleted)
Carey Harrison Carey Harrison ... Mr. Claypole (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

A Hollywood talent agency tries to avoid finacial ruin by getting its best clients on the air.

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Estrelas do Éter See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Jerry: Oh, Junior would you accompain this young lady?
Tony Romano: Anytime, anyplace and anywhere!
Mike: Just a second, he means on the guitar!
Tony Romano: Oh, well. It will still be a pleasure.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Zombies on Broadway (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are
Written by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn
Performed on harmonicas by Cappy Barra Boys
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Third-Rate Knockabout
6 March 2014 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Radio Stars on Parade amounts to a misleading title. It should be Radio Star on Parade since Ralph Edwards is the only weekly star getting extended time. Of course, there's also the terrific Frances Langford who gets to croon a few tunes that almost makes the 60-minutes worthwhile. Then there's Brown & Carney, a sub-3 Stooges knock-about act that quickly gets tiresome. They carry the plot as ersatz talent agents trying to get Langford into show biz and evade Sheldon Leonard's gangsters at the same time. I don't know if RKO was trying to groom them to compete with Universal's Abbot & Costello, but if so, the effort didn't succeed and for good reason. Maybe if someone had a better sense of comedic timing, their skits wouldn't have over-extended. Anyway, if you're in the right mood the movie might appeal. I guess I was expecting better from the promising title.

(In passing—the rotund Alan Carney was actually quite a good actor. He appears as a gangster in that obscure noir gem The Pretender (1947) and comes up with one of the most chillingly disturbing performances I've seen! You'd never guess it from seeing his buffoonish role in this film.)


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