The Big Broadcast of 1937

Categories: Comedy, Romance, Music
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 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!

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1936-10-05
Run time: 100 minute / 1:40
Director: Mitchell Leisen
Writers: Walter DeLeon, Francis Martin.
Production Company : Paramount
Production Country: United States of America


Jack Benny
as Jack Carson
George Burns
as Mr. Platt
Gracie Allen
as Mrs. Platt
Martha Raye
as Patsy
Shirley Ross
as Gwen Holmes
Ray Milland
as Bob Miller
Frank Forest
as Frank Rossman
Benny Fields
as Himself
Sam Hearn
as Schlepperman
Stan Kavanaugh
as Kavvy
Benny Goodman
as Himself
Virginia Weidler
as Flowergirl
David Holt
as Trainbearer
Gene Krupa
as Himself
Leopold Stokowski
as Leopold Stokowski
Billy Bletcher
as Property Man
Frank Jenks
as Trombone Player
Nora Cecil
as Home Economics Woman
Ellen Drew
as Telephone Girl (as Terry Ray)
Jack Mulhall
as Clerk
Murray Alper
as Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Mitchell Leisen
as Man in Radio Station Hallway (uncredited)
Dennis O'Keefe
as Sound Technician (uncredited)
Marjorie Reynolds
as Dancer (uncredited)
Bob Burns
as Bob Black
Costume & Make-Up
Travis Banton Costume Design

Hans Dreier Art Direction

Victor Young Original Music Composer
Marlin Skiles Original Music Composer

Theodor Sparkuhl Director of Photography

Stuart Heisler Editor

Robert Usher Art Direction

Mitchell Leisen Director

Walter DeLeon Screenplay
Francis Martin Screenplay

Lewis E. Gensler Producer © 2020

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