The Big Broadcast of 1937

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The Big Broadcast of 1937
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Directed by Mitchell Leisen
Produced by Lewis E. Gensler
Starring Jack Benny
George Burns
Gracie Allen
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Country United States
Language English

The Big Broadcast of 1937 is a 1936 Paramount Pictures production directed by Mitchell Leisen, and is the third in the series of Big Broadcast movies. The musical comedy stars Jack Benny, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bob Burns, Martha Raye, Shirley Ross, Ray Milland, Benny Fields, Frank Forest and the orchestra of Benny Goodman (featuring Gene Krupa). Uncredited roles include Jack Mulhall. The version shown in British cinemas also included clips featuring Richard Tauber and the Vienna Boys Choir, not in the original American version.

German animator Oskar Fischinger was hired to create an animation sequence in Technicolor. However, when Paramount changed the production to black-and-white only, Fischinger's original abstract animation design was changed to a hybrid animation and live-action sequence showing consumer products emanating from a broadcasting tower, to the song "Radio Dynamics" by Ralph Rainger.[1]

It has yet to receive a DVD or VHS issue.

Cast[edit]

Jack Benny Jack Carson
George Burns Mr. Platt
Gracie Allen Mrs. Platt
Bob Burns Bob Black
Martha Raye Patsy
Shirley Ross Gwen Holmes
Ray Milland Bob Miller

Films in series[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IMDB entry for the film

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