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Breakfast in Hollywood (1946)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 26 February 1946 (USA)
Based on an old radio series with a live audience. It is the story of few of the people who attend the show. Nat King Cole sings.

Director:

Harold D. Schuster (as Harold Schuster)

Writer:

Earl Baldwin (original story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Tom Breneman Tom Breneman ... Tom Breneman - Host
Bonita Granville ... Dorothy Larson
Beulah Bondi ... Mrs. Annie Reed
Edward Ryan Edward Ryan ... Ken Smith
Raymond Walburn ... Richard Cartwright (as Ray Walburn)
Billie Burke ... Mrs. Frances Cartwright
Zasu Pitts ... Elvira Spriggens
Hedda Hopper ... Hedda Hopper
Andy Russell ... Andy Russell - Singer
Spike Jones ... Spike Jones
Nat 'King' Cole ... Nat 'King' Cole
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Storyline

Based on the old radio series of the same name, we see the lives of several people attending a popular radio show, including a young couple who meet and fall in love at the show. Great musical acts including Nat King Cole and Spike Jones. ZaSu Pitts almost steals the show! Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Almoço em Hollywood See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Golden Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Joan Crawford and Hal Le Sueur's mother, Anna Belle Johnson (listed as Anna LeSuer), had a small part in the restaurant scene. See more »

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Featured in It's Black Entertainment (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

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Music by Gabriel Ruiz
Spanish lyrics by Ricardo López Méndez
English lyrics by Sunny Skylar
Performed by Andy Russell
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Folks, ya gotta look at this the right Way!
14 October 2005 | by yessdancSee all my reviews

I occasionally comment on films I find interesting, and it always comes down to- either you 'get' it or you don't. I have a sneaking suspicion those that don't are younger viewers. It was common practice in the 30s and 40s to take a popular radio show and bring it to the big screen. Why? For profit, of course. This being pre-TV, it also created the opportunity for radio listeners to see their favorite performers. These were pop movies, 'programmers'- meant to make a quick buck and capitalize on a radio show's popularity. I find many of them sweet, though not the best quality. Where else are you going to see Tom Breneman, a popular host of BREAKFAST IN HWOOD? The plot of BIH is completely unrealistic (fine w/ me)in that it has Brenemen getting involved in the lives of several of the people that come to see his show. Doesn't know them of course, but wants to help anyway! I found him affable and pleasant- just the kind of host you'd want to listen to shortly after waking up. Other reviewers have told the plot, so I'll stop here. Worth seeing for nostalgia fans, and that's a darn good reason!


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