|The Big Broadcast of 1936 1935 N/R, 97 min.|
Director: Norman Taurog
Cast: Jack Oakie, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bing Crosby, Lyda Roberti, Wendy Barrie, Henry Wadsworth, Akim Tamiroff, Charles Ruggles, Ethel Merman, Samuel S. Hinds, C. Henry Gordon, Benny Baker, Guy Standing, Mary Boland
This second film in a series of "Big Broadcasts" uses a plot unfolding everyday occurrences at a radio station to showcase radio personalities on the big screen. The station's owner, Spud (Jack Oakie), performs as the announcer on his station's show. The station is on the verge of bankruptcy when George and Gracie (George Burns and Gracie Allen) sell Spud the "Radio Eye" that picks up events and televises them on a viewing screen. Among those captured performing on the "Radio Eye" are Bing Crosby, Ethel Merman, Amos "N" Andy (Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll), and the Vienna Boys Choir
|The Kid from Spain 1932 N/R, 96 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy / Romance
Director: Leo McCarey
Cast: Eddie Cantor, Lyda Roberti, Robert Young, Ruth Hall, John Miljan, Stanley Fields, Paulette Goddard, Betty Grable, J. Carrol Naish, Noah Beery, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Paul Porcasi, Sidney Franklin, Jane Wyman, Julian Rivero
In this musical spectacle, Eddie Cantor plays young Eddie Williams who has been kicked out of college, along with his friend Ricardo (Robert Young), for sneaking into the girls' dormitory. Eddie joins Ricardo on a trip to Mexico but, while getting money for the trip, finds himself in the middle of a bank robbery. They flee to Mexico where Ricardo introduces Eddie as a great matador Don Sebastian II, and this attracts Rosalie (Lyda Roberti) who is anxious to see Eddie fight the bulls.
|Million Dollar Legs 1932 N/R, 64 min.|
Director: Edward F. Cline
Cast: Jack Oakie, W.C. Fields, Andy Clyde, Lyda Roberti, Susan Fleming, Ben Turpin, Hugh Herbert, Dickie Moore, George Barbier, Irving Bacon
To off-set bankruptcy, the citizens of the country of Klopstokia aspire to win the gold at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games in this zany comedy.
|Torch Singer 1933 N/R, 70 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama
Director: Alexander Hall, George Somnes
Cast: Claudette Colbert, Ricardo Cortez, David Manners, Lyda Roberti, Baby LerRoy, Florence Roberts, Charley Grapewin, Sam Godfrey, Virginia Hammond, Mildred Washington, Ethel Griffies, Albert Conti, Cora Sue Collins, Helen Jerome Eddy, Albert Conti
Sally Trent (Claudette Colbert) works as a host on a children's radio show during the day and doubles as nightclub singer Mimi Benton at night. Sally has given up her daughter for adoption but wants to find her. Mike Gardner (David Manners) is the father of Sally's child, and, when he returns from China, he tries without success to reunite with Sally. Later, through her radio broadcast, Sally does find her daughter living with Michael, and they reconcile. Songs include "Don't Be a Cry Baby," "The Torch Singer," and "It's a Long Dark Night."
|1. The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935)|
2. The Kid from Spain (1932)
3. Million Dollar Legs (1932)
4. Torch Singer (1933)
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