Make a Wish (1937)





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Canary-voiced boy wonder Bobby Breen once more croons his way into our hearts in Make a Wish. While vacationing at a boys' camp, the rambunctious Breen befriends famed composer Basil Rathbone. Stuck for an inspiration for his latest operetta, Rathbone at last finds it when he meets Breen's gorgeous mother Marion Claire, a popular singer. Alas, her stiff-necked fiance Ralph Forbes refuses to allow her to return to the stage, whereupon Rathbone spirals into a depression -- and even worse, a profound case of writers' block. But Little-Mister-Fixit Breen manages to patch up everything just in time for Claire to debut in Rathbone's latest masterpiece. Offering much-needed comedy relief are Henry Armetta, Leon Errol and Donald Meek as a trio of parasitic would-be songwriters. Make a Wish was based on a story by Gertrude Berg, of "Molly Goldberg" fame.
Rating: NR
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By: Kurt Neumann
Written By: William Hurlbut , Bernard Schubert , Al Boasberg , Gertrude Berg , Earle Snell
In Theaters: limited
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Marion Claire
as Irene Winters
Bobby Breen
as Chip Winters
Basil Rathbone
as Johnny Selden
Leon Errol
as Brennan
Henry Armetta
as Moreta
Billy Lee
as Pee Wee
Donald Meek
as Joseph
Herbert Rawlinson
as Dr. Stevens
Fred Scott
as Minstrel
Johnny Arthur
as Antoine
Barbara Barondess
as Secretary
Dorothy Appleby
as Telephone Girl
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