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The Big Broadcast of 1937 (2001)





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The third film of Paramount's "Big Broadcast" series follows the pattern of the first two titles: negligible plot with plenty of memorable music and guest stars. Jack Carson (Jack Benny) owns the radio station this time out; he doesn't get along with the sponsors, and many are threatening to pull their advertising off the air. Jack's solution? Put on a big show, of course, with a handful of the biggest stars of the day. George Burns and Gracie Allen appear once again, this time as the hosts of a golfing program; musical guests include Benny Goodman and his Orchestra, Gene Krupa, Larry Adler, and Leopold Stokowski.
Classics , Comedy , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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Paramount Pictures


Jack Benny
as Jack Carson
Bob Burns
as Bob Black
Gracie Allen
as Mrs. Platt
George Burns
as Mr. Platt
Benny Fields
as Himself
Frank Forest
as Frank Rossman
Ray Milland
as Bob Miller
Shirley Ross
as Gwen Holmes
Martha Raye
as Patsy
Ernest Cossart
as Radio Actor
Irving Bacon
as Radio Sound Man
Dennis O'Keefe
as Control Room Director
Gino Corrado
as Violinist
Maurice Cass
as Announcer
Luis Alberni
as Dr. Herkimer de Gabsel-Schoomenheimer
Benny Goodman
as Himself
Louis DaPron
as Himself
Larry Adler
as Himself
Virginia Weidler
as Flower Girl
David Holt
as Trainbearer
Billy Lee
as Trainbearer
Leonid Kinskey
as Russian
Sam Hearn
as Schlepperman
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Critic Reviews for The Big Broadcast of 1937

All Critics (4)

It's as outdated as its lame vaudeville acts.

Full Review… | July 19, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Fair Fields material, notable mostly for Hope and "Thanks for the Memory"

August 21, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for The Big Broadcast of 1937


This movie is too silly and not funny enough, but it does have its funny scenes here and there.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


A very, very flat movie. The ensemble cast simply doesn't work. It completely fails at blending together the stories into one movie. WC Fields is irritating. The one high spot of the movie is "Thanks For the Memories".

Katie Richardson
Katie Richardson

The cast alone makes this one worth tuning into. It's a collage of various skits all linked to a common theme. Great music, good production. Amusing and entertaining.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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