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The Big Broadcast of 1938

Year:
Duration:
91 min (copyright length)
Genres:
Animation | Comedy | Musical | Romance
IMDB rate:
6.5
Director:
Mitchell Leisen
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 1 win
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1938-02-11
Filming Locations: Eastern Service Studios, Astoria, Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
W.C. Fields
T. Frothingill Bellows
Martha Raye
Martha Bellows
Dorothy Lamour
Dorothy Wyndham
Shirley Ross
Cleo Fielding
Lynne Overman
Scoop McPhail
Bob Hope
Buzz Fielding
Ben Blue
Mike
Leif Erickson
Bob Hayes (as Leif Erikson)
Patricia Wilder
Honey Chile
Grace Bradley
Grace Fielding
Rufe Davis
Turnkey
Lionel Pape
Lord Droopy
Virginia Vale
Joan Fielding (as Dorothy Howe)
Russell Hicks
Captain Stafford
Kirsten Flagstad
Specialty: of the Metropolitan Opera Company
Wilfrid Pelletier
Specialty: Conductor of The Metropolitan Opera Company
Tito GuĂ­zar
Specialty
Shep Fields and His Rippling Rhythm Orchestra
Specialty
Shep Fields
Bandleader
Carol Adams
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Louise Allen
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Robert Allen
2nd Gas Station Station Attendant (uncredited)
Rudolph Anders
Bartender (uncredited)
Irving Bacon
Prisoner Playing Harmonica (uncredited)
Muriel Barr
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Monte Blue
Passenger (uncredited)
Don Brodie
Radio Operator (uncredited)
Michael Brooke
Officer (uncredited)
James P. Burtis
3rd Reporter (uncredited)
Marie Burton
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Mae Busch
Chaperone (uncredited)
Ethel Clayton
Woman (uncredited)
Jimmy Conlin
1st Reporter (uncredited)
Eleanor Counts
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
James Craig
Steward (uncredited)
Nell Craig
Woman (uncredited)
Edward Cutler
Adagio Dancer (uncredited)
Billy Daniel
Page Boy (uncredited)
Sheila Darcy
Haughty Girl (uncredited)
John Dawson
Adagio Dancer (uncredited)
Dorothy Dayton
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Paula DeCardo
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Richard Denning
Officer of The S.S. Gigantic (uncredited)
Jack Dougherty
Sailor (uncredited)
Frank Du Frane
Radio Operator (uncredited)
Yvonne Duval
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Estelle Etterre
Chaperone (uncredited)
Geraldine Fissette
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Jerry Fletcher
1st Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
Nora Gale
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Bud Geary
Helmsman (uncredited)
Gus Glassmire
Passenger (uncredited)
Joe Gray
Sailor (uncredited)
Lorna Gray
Divorcee (uncredited)
Harriette Haddon
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Sherry Hall
2nd Reporter (uncredited)
Ray Hanford
Pilot (uncredited)
Evelyn Harding
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Darlyn Heckley
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Carol Holloway
Woman (uncredited)
Shep Houghton
Bar Patron (uncredited)
John Hubbard
Officer (uncredited)
John Huettner
Officer (uncredited)
John Jennings
Adagio Dancer (uncredited)
Lola Jensen
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Harvey Karels
Adagio Dancer (uncredited)
Adelaide Kaye
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Eleanor Keaton
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Gwen Kenyon
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Stanley King
Chauffeur (uncredited)
Leonid Kinskey
Ivan (uncredited)
Dee La Nore
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Mary MacLaren
Woman (uncredited)
Wally Maher
Court Clerk (uncredited)
Don Marion
Caddy (uncredited)
Joyce Mathews
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Eileen McAvoy
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Lal Chand Mehra
Man Wearing Turban (uncredited)
Beth Meredith
Miss 1938 (uncredited)
Ted Meredith
Adagio Dancer (uncredited)
Charles Millsfield
2nd Official (uncredited)
Mavis Mims
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Robert Mitchell
Choir Director (uncredited)
Helaine Moler
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Rex Moore
Caddy (uncredited)
Clive Morgan
Officer (uncredited)
Patricia Murray
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Paul Newlan
Member of the Black Gang (uncredited)
Edgar Norton
Secretary to T.F. Bellows (uncredited)
Peggy O'Neil
Chaperone (uncredited)
Ted O'Shea
Adagio Dancer (uncredited)
Eleanor Peterson
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Esther Pressman
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Bernard Punsly
Caddy (uncredited)
Theodore Rand
Adagio Dancer (uncredited)
Jolane Reynolds
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Suzanne Ridgeway
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Bill Roberts
Officer (uncredited)
Alma Ross
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Bobbie Sheehan
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Katharine Snell
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Amzie Strickland
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Kenneth Swartz
Officer (uncredited)
Charles Teske
Adagio Dancer (uncredited)
August Tollaire
1st Official (uncredited)
Archie Twitchell
Steward (uncredited)
Colleen Ward
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Marion Weldon
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Dorothy White
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Gloria Williams
Woman (uncredited)
Harry Wilson
Member of Black Gang (uncredited)
Vivian Wilson
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Florence Wix
Woman (uncredited)
Ercelle Woods
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Bruce Wyndham
Officer (uncredited)
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Trivia
One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.
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Bob Hope's big break in feature films occurred when Jack Benny turned down the role.
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First full length movie for Bob Hope, where he first sings his future theme song "Thanks for the Memories" with Shirley Ross.
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Quotes
Lord Droopy: Aren't you awake yet?
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S.B. Bellows: [referring to Martha, who has just been rescued] Throw her back in, let the sharks protect themselves!
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S.B. Bellows: Meet me down in the bar! We'll drink breakfast together.
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Photos from cast
Gertrude Astor Harry Lauter