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Born to Sing (1942)

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82 min | Action, Crime, Musical

Show promoter Cartwright has stolen the songs that Frank wrote while he was in the big house. The boys go to Cartwright to get Frank credit for his work, and Cartwright has them arrested for extortion, of which they are innocent. Luckily, ...See moreShow promoter Cartwright has stolen the songs that Frank wrote while he was in the big house. The boys go to Cartwright to get Frank credit for his work, and Cartwright has them arrested for extortion, of which they are innocent. Luckily, they are in the same paddy wagon as Pete and when his gang springs Pete, the boys are sprung. The only way that they can prove now that the songs are Frank's is to put on a show before Cartwright show 'Melody for You' opens. The boys and Patsy find a theater, paint the scenery and put all the kids in the neighborhood to work on the show. Pete Detroit makes sure that Cartwright's show does not open on the same night and that his cabs bring in an audience. Written by Tony Fontana See less
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Writers
Franz Schulz (story) (as Franz G. Springer) (screenplay) (as Franz G. Springer) | Harry Clork (screenplay)
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Updated Feb 18, 1942

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Feb 18, 1942 (United States)

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94 cast members
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Virginia Weidler
Patsy Eastman Patsy Eastman   See fewer
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Leo Gorcey
'Snap' Collins 'Snap' Collins   See fewer
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Douglas McPhail
Murray Saunders Murray Saunders   See fewer
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Rags Ragland
'Grunt' 'Grunt'   See fewer
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Sheldon Leonard
Pete Detroit Pete Detroit   See fewer
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Henry O'Neill
Frank Eastman Frank Eastman   See fewer
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Larry Nunn
Mike Conroy Mike Conroy   See fewer
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Margaret Dumont
Mrs. E. V. Lawson Mrs. E. V. Lawson   See fewer
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Beverly Hudson
Maggie Cooper Maggie Cooper   See fewer
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Richard Hall
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Darla Hood
'Quiz Kid' 'Quiz Kid'   See fewer
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Joe Yule
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Lester Matthews
Arthur Cartwright Arthur Cartwright   See fewer
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Ben Carter
'Eight-Ball' 'Eight-Ball'   See fewer
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Connie Gilchrist
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6.2 / 10 | 120 votes