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The Big Broadcast of 1937 (1936)

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100 min | Comedy, Musical

A cream-of-the-crop gathering of 1930's radio stars, who lend themselves to a storyline about a failing radio station which needs to put on a huge ratings winner to have any chance of continued operation. An interesting mixture of the ...See moreA cream-of-the-crop gathering of 1930's radio stars, who lend themselves to a storyline about a failing radio station which needs to put on a huge ratings winner to have any chance of continued operation. An interesting mixture of the stars whose fame continued to grow, those who became bit players in show business history, and those who have been forgotten entirely, except at the Internet Movie Database of course. Written by Alfred Jingle See less
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Writers
Walter DeLeon (screenplay) | Francis Martin (screenplay) | Erwin S. Gelsey (story) (as Erwin Gelsey) | Arthur Kober (story) | Barry Trivers (story)
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Updated Oct 6, 1936

Release date
Oct 6, 1936 (United States)

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57 cast members
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Jack Benny
Jack Carson Jack Carson   See fewer
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George Burns
Mr. Platt Mr. Platt   See fewer
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Gracie Allen
Mrs. Platt Mrs. Platt   See fewer
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Bob Burns
Bob Black Bob Black   See fewer
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Shirley Ross
Gwen Holmes Gwen Holmes   See fewer
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Ray Milland
Bob Miller Bob Miller   See fewer
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Frank Forest
Frank Rossman Frank Rossman   See fewer
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Benny Fields
Benny Fields Benny Fields   See fewer
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Sam Hearn
Schlepperman Schlepperman   See fewer
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Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman Benny Goodman   See fewer
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Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
Benny Goodman's Orchestra (as Benny Goodman Orchestra) Benny Goodman's Orchestra (as Benny Goodman Orchestra)   See fewer
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Virginia Weidler
Flower Girl Flower Girl   See fewer
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David Holt
Train Bearer Train Bearer   See fewer
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Gene Krupa
Band Drummer Band Drummer   See fewer
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Billy Lee
Train Bearer Train Bearer   See fewer
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Leopold Stokowski
Leopold Stokowski Leopold Stokowski   See fewer
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Ernest Cossart
The Uncle The Uncle   See fewer
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Irving Bacon
Property Man Property Man   See fewer
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Eleanore Whitney
Dance Specialty Dance Specialty   See fewer
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Louis Da Pron
Dance Specialty Dance Specialty   See fewer
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Larry Adler
Harmonica Specialty Harmonica Specialty   See fewer
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Billy Bletcher
Property Man Property Man   See fewer
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Harry Depp
Assistant Property Man Assistant Property Man   See fewer
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Donald Hulbert
Page Boy Page Boy   See fewer
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Billie Bellport
Mrs. Peters Mrs. Peters   See fewer
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Helen Ainsworth
Penelope (as Cupid Ainsworth) Penelope (as Cupid Ainsworth)   See fewer
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Frank Jenks
Trombone Player Trombone Player   See fewer
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Nora Cecil
Home Economics Woman Home Economics Woman   See fewer
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Ellen Drew
Telephone Girl (as Terry Ray) Telephone Girl (as Terry Ray)   See fewer
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Mary Stewart
Singer / Dancer Singer / Dancer   See fewer
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Carol Adams
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Murray Alper
Taxi Driver (uncredited) Taxi Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Arnold
Jones (uncredited) Jones (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry Arthur
Tap Dancer (uncredited) Tap Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brooks Benedict
Man in Radio Audience (uncredited) Man in Radio Audience (uncredited)   See fewer
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Avril Cameron
Singer (uncredited) Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gino Corrado
Violinist (uncredited) Violinist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nell Craig
Woman in Diner (uncredited) Woman in Diner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Dunn
Railroad Station Clerk (uncredited) Railroad Station Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harrison Greene
Violinsky (uncredited) Violinsky (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Hagney
Cowboy (uncredited) Cowboy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lucille Harding
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Hopper
Ship's Officer (uncredited) Ship's Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leonid Kinskey
Russian (uncredited) Russian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Priscilla Lawson
Undetermined role (uncredited) Undetermined role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mitchell Leisen
Man in Radio Station Hallway (uncredited) Man in Radio Station Hallway (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward LeSaint
Minister (uncredited) Minister (uncredited)   See fewer
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Melba Marshall
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Matt McHugh
Cafe diner (uncredited) Cafe diner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Louis Natheaux
Bit role (uncredited) Bit role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dennis O'Keefe
Sound Technician (uncredited) Sound Technician (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marjorie Reynolds
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gertrude Short
Suzie - Waitress (uncredited) Suzie - Waitress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat West
Stage Manager (uncredited) Stage Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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6 / 10 | 252 votes