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The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938)

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91 min | Animation, Comedy, Musical

The Bellows family causes comic confusion on an ocean liner, with time out for radio-style musical acts.
Writers
Walter DeLeon (screen play) | Francis Martin (screen play) | Ken Englund (screen play) | Howard Lindsay (based on an adaptation by) & 2 more
Cinematographer
Harry Fischbeck (photographed by)
Editors
Chandler House (edited by) | Eda Warren (edited by)
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Updated Feb 11, 1938

Release date
Feb 11, 1938 (United States)

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118 cast members
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W.C. Fields
T. Frothingill Bellows / S.B. Bellows T. Frothingill Bellows / S.B. Bellows   See fewer
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Martha Raye
Martha Bellows Martha Bellows   See fewer
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Dorothy Lamour
Dorothy Wyndham Dorothy Wyndham   See fewer
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Shirley Ross
Cleo Fielding Cleo Fielding   See fewer
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Lynne Overman
Scoop McPhail Scoop McPhail   See fewer
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Bob Hope
Buzz Fielding Buzz Fielding   See fewer
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Leif Erickson
Bob Hayes (as Leif Erikson) Bob Hayes (as Leif Erikson)   See fewer
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Patricia Wilder
Honey Chile Honey Chile   See fewer
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Grace Bradley
Grace Fielding Grace Fielding   See fewer
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Rufe Davis
Turnkey Turnkey   See fewer
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Lionel Pape
Lord Droopy Lord Droopy   See fewer
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Virginia Vale
Joan Fielding (as Dorothy Howe) Joan Fielding (as Dorothy Howe)   See fewer
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Russell Hicks
Capt. Stafford Capt. Stafford   See fewer
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Kirsten Flagstad
Specialty: the Metropolitan Opera Company Specialty: the Metropolitan Opera Company   See fewer
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Wilfrid Pelletier
Specialty: Conductor of The Metropolitan Opera Company Specialty: Conductor of The Metropolitan Opera Company   See fewer
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Tito Guízar
Specialty Specialty   See fewer
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Shep Fields
Bandleader Bandleader   See fewer
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Carol Adams
Chorus Girl (uncredited) Chorus Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Louise Allen
Chorus Girl (uncredited) Chorus Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Allen
2nd Gas Station Attendant (uncredited) 2nd Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rudolph Anders
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gertrude Astor
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Irving Bacon
Prisoner Playing Harmonica (uncredited) Prisoner Playing Harmonica (uncredited)   See fewer
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Muriel Barr
Chorus Girl (uncredited) Chorus Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Monte Blue
Passenger (uncredited) Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Brodie
Radio Operator (uncredited) Radio Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Brooke
Officer (uncredited) Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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James P. Burtis
3rd Reporter (uncredited) 3rd Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marie Burton
Chorus Girl (uncredited) Chorus Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mae Busch
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Ethel Clayton
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmy Conlin
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Eleanor Counts
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James Craig
Steward (uncredited) Steward (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nell Craig
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Cutler
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Billy Daniel
Page Boy (uncredited) Page Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sheila Darcy
Haughty Girl (uncredited) Haughty Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Dawson
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Dorothy Dayton
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Paula DeCardo
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Richard Denning
Officer of The S.S. Gigantic (uncredited) Officer of The S.S. Gigantic (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Dougherty
Sailor (uncredited) Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Du Frane
Radio Operator (uncredited) Radio Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Yvonne Duval
Chorus Girl (uncredited) Chorus Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Estelle Etterre
Chaperone (uncredited) Chaperone (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marion Feducha
Caddy (uncredited) Caddy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Geraldine Fissette
Chorus Girl (uncredited) Chorus Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Fletcher
1st Gas Station Attendant (uncredited) 1st Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nora Gale
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Bud Geary
Helmsman (uncredited) Helmsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gus Glassmire
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Joe Gray
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Lorna Gray
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Harriette Haddon
Chorus Girl (uncredited) Chorus Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sherry Hall
2nd Reporter (uncredited) 2nd Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lou Halmy
Musician - Shep Fields Orchestra (uncredited) Musician - Shep Fields Orchestra (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Hanford
Pilot (uncredited) Pilot (uncredited)   See fewer
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Evelyn Harding
Chorus Girl (uncredited) Chorus Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Darlyn Heckley
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Carol Holloway
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Shep Houghton
Bar Patron (uncredited) Bar Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Hubbard
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John Huettner
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John Jennings
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Lola Jensen
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Harvey Karels
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Adelaide Kaye
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Eleanor Keaton
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Stanley King
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Dee La Nore
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Harry Lauter
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Mary MacLaren
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Wally Maher
Court Clerk (uncredited) Court Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joyce Mathews
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Man Wearing Turban (uncredited) Man Wearing Turban (uncredited)   See fewer
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Beth Meredith
Miss 1938 (uncredited) Miss 1938 (uncredited)   See fewer
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2nd Official (uncredited) 2nd Official (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mavis Mims
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Choir Director (uncredited) Choir Director (uncredited)   See fewer
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Helaine Moler
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Caddy (uncredited) Caddy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Newlan
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Edgar Norton
Secretary to T.F. Bellows (uncredited) Secretary to T.F. Bellows (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peggy O'Neil
Chaperone (uncredited) Chaperone (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ted O'Shea
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Eleanor Peterson
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William Roberts
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Bobbie Sheehan
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Katharine Snell
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Amzie Strickland
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Charles Teske
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August Tollaire
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6.5 / 10 | 798 votes