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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.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Tom Breneman ... Tom Breneman - Host
... Dorothy Larson
... Mrs. Annie Reed
Edward Ryan ... Ken Smith
... Richard Cartwright (as Ray Walburn)
... Mrs. Frances Cartwright
... Elvira Spriggens
... Hedda Hopper
... Andy Russell - Singer
... Spike Jones
... 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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26 February 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Almoço em Hollywood  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

It's Better To Be By Yourself
Written by Nat 'King' Cole, Robert Wells (as Bob Levinson) and Howard Leeds
Performed by The King Cole Trio
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A beautiful little forgotten treasure.
14 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

Breakfast in Hollywood is a most wonderful little movie. One of many made during 1940's as just an appetizer for the main feature. Well, they don't make B movies anymore. But today most A movies would struggle to reach the heights this little movie reaches. Considering it was made as just a programmer at the time it has so much charm and class, combining as it does music, comedy, drama and romance.

The cast is stellar featuring as it does a number of famous faces from the period. And they are all in great form. And it all takes place in a single day. The atmosphere is dreamy in gorgeous black and white. Of cause it's underrated. And it's forgotten because at the time it wasn't made to be remembered above the main feature.

But for all that it was made to entertain. And 67 years after the fact, it stands out on its own as a little jewel of its time. Bonita Granville is just perfect as the quintessential young love-struck 1940's girl. But the rest of the cast are no less wonderful. I found this movie on the net. And it comes highly recommended by me.


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