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Sing, Baby, Sing (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 21 August 1936 (USA)
Nightclub singer Joan Warren's agent Nicky puts her into situations designed to advance her career.

Director:

Sidney Lanfield

Writers:

Harry Tugend (story and screenplay), Jack Yellen (story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alice Faye ... Joan Warren
Adolphe Menjou ... Bruce Farraday
Gregory Ratoff ... Nicholas K. Alexander
Ted Healy ... Al Craven
Patsy Kelly ... Fitz
Michael Whalen ... Ted Blake
Al Ritz ... Al Ritz
Jimmy Ritz ... Jimmy Ritz
Harry Ritz ... Harry Ritz
Montagu Love ... Robert Wilson
Dixie Dunbar ... Telephone Operator
Douglas Fowley ... Mac
Paul Stanton ... Brewster
Tony Martin ... Tony Renaldo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
The Ritz Brothers ... The Ritz Brothers
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Storyline

Nightclub singer Joan Warren's agent Nicky puts her into situations designed to advance her career.

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Taglines:

A MAD-MERRY-MUSICAL DELIGHT (original poster-all caps)

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sing Baby, Sing See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Alice Faye was initially able to convince the studio that the then novice Tyrone Power Jr. should be her leading man. Shortly after production began, however, they changed their mind and replaced him with Michael Whalen, who was then a bigger name. Ironically Faye's subsequent three films with Power proved the most successful of her career. See more »

Quotes

Bruce Farraday: Radio! I hate it! Music from cans like soup!
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Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Walter Bullock
Sung by Tony Martin
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Passable Fox Musical
13 August 2003 | by KalamanSee all my reviews

"Sing, Baby, Sing" is a passable, sometimes alluring lightweight Fox musical starring Alice Faye, Gregory Ratoff, Patsy Kelly, Adolph Menjou, and introducing The Ritz Brothers. Faye is an aspiring singer/actress who becomes involved with a drunken Shakespearean actor Bruce Farraday(Menjou). Farraday becomes infatuated with Joan after seeing her one night in a nightclub. Joan's agent(Ratoff) sees this occasion as a way of advancing her showbiz career. Patsy Kelly provides good supporting role as Fiz, Joan's friend. The Ritz Brothers perform their often hilarious, often annoying shenanigans, interrupting the story for their routine comic acts. As the other user-comment has said, "Sing,Baby,Sing" is mainly for fans of Alice Faye. It is a good early role for Faye to shine and sparkle, but it is way below her best, most spirited musicals at Fox.


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