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The Hit Parade (1937)

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83 min | Musical

Agent Pete Garland is fired by society singer Monica Barrett after he got her a new radio contract, because she thinks her lawyer friend Teddy Leeds fits in better with her social status. To get even, Pete wants to make an unknown singer ...See moreAgent Pete Garland is fired by society singer Monica Barrett after he got her a new radio contract, because she thinks her lawyer friend Teddy Leeds fits in better with her social status. To get even, Pete wants to make an unknown singer into a star. He finds Ruth Allison, drives her hard through rehearsals and makes her a star. But she is worried about her past, something she hasn't told Pete: She's an ex-convict and jumped bail in order to keep her partners in crime out of it. Further she's in love with Pete, but feels that he's still carrying a torch for Monica. When Monica's popularity is decreasing, Pete is able to get Ruth a stint on the program, the result is Monica is fired and Ruth get her job, but Monica takes revenge by revealing Ruth's past. Ruth considers it is best for her to disappear before being arrested, but she has become a star in public opinion. Will she get Pete or will she go to prison again ? Written by Stephan Eichenberg See less
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Bradford Ropes (screenplay) (original story) | Samuel Ornitz (screenplay) | Harry Ruskin (additional dialogue)
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$ 500,000
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Release date
Apr 26, 1937 (United States)

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73 cast members
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Frances Langford
Ruth Allison (nee Ruth Swanson) Ruth Allison (nee Ruth Swanson)   See fewer
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Phil Regan
Pete Garland Pete Garland   See fewer
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Max Terhune
Rusty Callahan Rusty Callahan   See fewer
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Edward Brophy
Mulrooney Mulrooney   See fewer
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Louise Henry
Monica Barrett Monica Barrett   See fewer
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Pert Kelton
Eadie White Eadie White   See fewer
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Pierre Watkin
J. B. Hawley J. B. Hawley   See fewer
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J. Farrell MacDonald
Sgt. O'Hara Sgt. O'Hara   See fewer
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Monroe Owsley
Teddy Leeds Teddy Leeds   See fewer
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Inez Courtney
Tillie Tillie   See fewer
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William Demarest
Parole Officer Parole Officer   See fewer
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George Givot
Herman Herman   See fewer
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Sammy White
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
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Paul 'Mousie' Garner
Member, The Gentlemaniacs (as Paul Garner) Member, The Gentlemaniacs (as Paul Garner)   See fewer
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Sam Wolfe
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Richard Hakins
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Yvonne Manoff
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Mildred Winston
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Barbara Johnston
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Carl Hoff
Bandleader of 'The Hit Parade Orchester' Bandleader of 'The Hit Parade Orchester'   See fewer
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Ivie Anderson
Ivy (as Ivy Anderson) Ivy (as Ivy Anderson)   See fewer
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Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Duke Ellington   See fewer
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Eddy Duchin
Eddy Duchin Eddy Duchin   See fewer
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Pat Padgett
Pat of Pick and Pat / Molasses of Molasses and January Pat of Pick and Pat / Molasses of Molasses and January   See fewer
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Pick Malone
Pick of Pick and Pat / January of Molasses and January Pick of Pick and Pat / January of Molasses and January   See fewer
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Al Pearce
Al Pearce Al Pearce   See fewer
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Sayle Taylor
The Voice of Experience The Voice of Experience   See fewer
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Ed Thorgersen
Ed Thorgersen Ed Thorgersen   See fewer
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Ed 'Oscar' Platt
Oscar (as Oscar) Oscar (as Oscar)   See fewer
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Lou Fulton
Elmer (as Elmer) Elmer (as Elmer)   See fewer
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Arlene Harris
Arlene 'Chatterbox' Harris Arlene 'Chatterbox' Harris   See fewer
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Comedy Team (as The Gentle Maniacs) Comedy Team (as The Gentle Maniacs)   See fewer
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Singers Singers   See fewer
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Stanley Fields
Bedtime Story Man Bedtime Story Man   See fewer
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The Hit Parade Orchestra
Radio Orchestra Radio Orchestra   See fewer
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Harry Anderson
Cabbie (uncredited) Cabbie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Johnny Arthur
Success-Story Teller (uncredited) Success-Story Teller (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marie Astaire
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harvey Clark
Mr. Barrett (uncredited) Mr. Barrett (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Daley
Desk Sergeant (uncredited) Desk Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wyn Davis
Opera Singer (uncredited) Opera Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kay Deslys
Tough Woman (uncredited) Tough Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Egan
WBR Announcer (uncredited) WBR Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elmer
Elmer (uncredited) Elmer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jim Farley
Sheriff (uncredited) Sheriff (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Fletcher
Sound-Mixer (uncredited) Sound-Mixer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Otto Fries
Majordomo (uncredited) Majordomo (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack George
Jerry (uncredited) Jerry (uncredited)   See fewer
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June Gittelson
Fat Girl Singer (uncredited) Fat Girl Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kit Guard
2nd Mug (uncredited) 2nd Mug (uncredited)   See fewer
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Grace Hayle
Cooking Expert (uncredited) Cooking Expert (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kathleen Howard
Mrs. Barrett (uncredited) Mrs. Barrett (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Jeffrey
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Delos Jewkes
Amateur Boy Singer (uncredited) Amateur Boy Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry C. Johnson
Juggler (uncredited) Juggler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Kane
Proprietor (uncredited) Proprietor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rita La Roy
Ex-Convict (uncredited) Ex-Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phil La Toska
Juggler (uncredited) Juggler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Princess Luana
Hawaiian Solo Dancer (uncredited) Hawaiian Solo Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alphonse Martell
Headwaiter (uncredited) Headwaiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Newell
Burt Ambrose (uncredited) Burt Ambrose (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wedgwood Nowell
Ticket-Seller (uncredited) Ticket-Seller (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dagmar Oakland
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Francis Sayles
Small Cop (uncredited) Small Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lew Sherwood
Vocal Refrain (uncredited) Vocal Refrain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roy Smeck
Radio Artist (uncredited) Radio Artist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Strang
1st Mug (uncredited) 1st Mug (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Tracy
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Carleton Young
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7.3 / 10 | 26 votes