The Hit Parade

The Hit Parade

Frances Langford
Director: Gus Meins Cast: Frances Langford
Frances Langford
, Phil Regan
Phil Regan
, Louise Henry
Louise Henry
Gus Meins


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In this musical an agent hawks a new singing star to irritate a wealthy socialite whom he managed to get on the radio. There the socialite found some success, but then she dumped her agent. As the radio network continues to search for new talent, music and mayhem ensue. Songs include: "Sweet Heartache," "Hail Alma Mater," "Last Night I Dreamed of You," "You'd Like It," "I'll Reach for a Star," "The Lady Wants to Dance," "Was It Rain," "Love Is Good for Anything That Ails You," "I've Got to Be a Rug Cutter," and "Jungle Rhythm."

Product Details

Release Date: 01/26/2010
UPC: 0089218598295
Original Release: 1937
Source: Alpha Video
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:06:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Frances Langford Ruth Allison
Phil Regan Pete Garland
Louise Henry Monica Barrett
Pert Kelton Eadie White
Edward S. Brophy Mulrooney
Max "Alibi" Terhune Rusty Callahan
Inez Courtney Tillie
Monroe Owsley Teddy Leeds
Pierre Watkin J.B. Hawley
Stanley Fields Bedtime Story Man
Johnny Arthur Success Story Teller
John Farrell MacDonald Sgt. O'Hara
William Demarest Parole Officer
George Givot Herman
Sammy White Dancer
Paul "Mousie" Garner Gentle Maniac
Sam Wolfe Gentle Maniac
Eddy Duchin Actor
Edward Thorgersen Actor
Oscar and Elmer Actor
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Actor

Technical Credits
Gus Meins Director
Alberto Colombo Musical Direction/Supervision
John T. Coyle Special Effects
Nat Levin Producer
Ernest W. Miller Cinematographer
Ernest Nims Editor
Les Orlebeck Editor
Samuel Ornitz Screenwriter
Bradford Ropes Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- I'll Reach for a Star
2. Chapter 1 [9:59]
3. Chapter 2 [10:29]
4. Chapter 3 [11:12]
5. Chapter 4 [11:27]
6. Chapter 5 [11:19]
7. Chapter 6 [10:28]

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