Breakfast in Hollywood

Breakfast in Hollywood

Tom Breneman
Director: Harold D. Schuster Cast: Tom Breneman
Tom Breneman
, Bonita Granville
Bonita Granville
, Beulah Bondi
Beulah Bondi
Harold D. Schuster

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Breakfast in Hollywood was loosely based on the ABC radio program of the same name. Tom Breneman, the series' host, appears as himself in a contrived story about a radio personality attempting to smooth the path of true love for heroine Dorothy (Bonita Granville) and hero Ken (Edward Ryan); he also helps the wife (Billie Burke) of a philanderer (Raymond Walburn) and assists a charity-minded matron (Beulah Bondi). The plot can be forgotten, and in fact is forgotten as a parade of guest stars-Andy Russell, The King Cole Trio, Spike Jones et. al.-do their specialties. Columnist Hedda Hopper also makes a brief appearance. After years in obscurity, Breakfast in Hollywood resurfaced in the mid-1970s when it was first offered on the 8-millimeter home movie market. In England, where the original radio series was unknown, the film was retitled The Mad Hatter (evidently a reference to Hedda Hopper's bizarre headgear!)

Product Details

Release Date: 06/29/2017
UPC: 0191091195277
Original Release: 1946
Source: Film Detective
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 40,470

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Breneman Radio Emcee
Bonita Granville Dorothy Larson
Beulah Bondi Annie
Edward Ryan Ken Smith
Billie Burke Mrs. Cartwright
ZaSu Pitts Elvira Spriggens
Hedda Hopper Herself
Andy Russell Himself
Nat "King" Cole Actor
Spike Jones Actor
Raymond Walburn Mr. Cartwright
Spike Jones Orchestra Actor

Technical Credits
Harold D. Schuster Director
Lou Alter Songwriter
Earl W. Baldwin Screenwriter
Bernard W. Burton Editor
Nat "King" Cole Songwriter
Jack Elliott Songwriter
Nathaniel W. Finston Score Composer
Robert Golden Producer
Spike Jones Songwriter
Howard Leeds Songwriter
Howard Leeds Songwriter
Bob Levinson Songwriter
Russell Metty Cinematographer
Marla Shelton Songwriter

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