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Love and Hisses (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 21 December 1937 (USA)
As part of their public feud, Bandleader Bernie pretends a girl singer is no good so columnist Winchell promotes her in his column.

Director:

Sidney Lanfield

Writers:

Art Arthur (screenplay), Curtis Kenyon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Winchell ... Walter Winchell
Ben Bernie ... Ben Bernie
Simone Simon ... Yvette Guerin
Bert Lahr ... 'Sugar' Boles
Joan Davis ... Joan Dolan
Dick Baldwin ... Steve Nelson
Ruth Terry ... Hawaiian Specialty Singer
Douglas Fowley ... Mobster Webster
Chick Chandler ... Sidney Hoffman
Charles Williams Charles Williams ... Irving Skolsky
Georges Renavent Georges Renavent ... Count Pierre Raoul Guerin
Peters Sisters Peters Sisters ... Hawaiian Vocal Trio
Carol Chilton Carol Chilton ... Dance Specialty Duo
Maceo Thomas Maceo Thomas ... Dance Specialty Duo
Gary Breckner Gary Breckner ... Announcer
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As part of their public feud, Bandleader Bernie pretends a girl singer is no good so columnist Winchell promotes her in his column.

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Darryl F. Zanuck's new-idea musical with that up-to-the-minute ummph! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Yvette Yvette See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Ruth Terry. See more »

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Follows Wake Up and Live (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Be A Good Sport
Words and Music by Mack Gordon and Harry Revel
Copyright 1937 by Leo. Feist Inc.
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mediocre musical based on radio feud
29 July 2015 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

This film is based on the radio feud between orchestra leader Ben Bernie and newspaper columnist WalterWinchell.Mitchell was a good friend of Fox production head Darryl Zanuck which might explain the existence of this film.It is difficult to decide which is worse,the acting of Bernie and Winchell,the presumably dubbed singing of Simon or the screenplay.If that was not enough of an impediment the musical numbers are undistinguished and staged without any flair.There are some decent talents such as Bert Lahr and Joan Davis buried in this mess.The fact that mine is the first review indicates how long forgotten are the leads and this film.


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