Are You Listening? (film)

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Are You Listening?
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Directed byHarry Beaumont
Written byDwight Taylor
J.P. McEvoy
StarringWilliam Haines
Madge Evans
Anita Page
Music byWilliam Axt
CinematographyHarold Rosson
Edited byFrank Sullivan
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • April 24, 1932 (1932-04-24)
Running time
73 minutes
CountryUnited States

Are You Listening? is a 1932 American pre-Code drama film directed by Harry Beaumont and starring William Haines, Madge Evans and Anita Page.


Radio writer, Bill Grimes is married to Alice. The couple is in a loveless marriage, but is unable to divorce due to finances. Much to Alice's disdain, Bill is in a relationship with radio actress, Laura O'Neill. Laura lives with her sisters, Sally and Honey, who both take advantage of what a big city has to offer. Bill is tricked into confessing—on the air—that he murdered his wife. Bill is then the subject of a manhunt coordinated by the radio broadcasters.



Are You Listening? was William Haines' final film for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film was an attempt by the studio to revamp Bill's character. The film turned a small profit, although not as impressive as, New Adventures of Get Rich Quick Wallingford, (his previous film), and nowhere near the Haines grosses of old.[1]


  1. ^ Mann, William J. (1998). Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haines, Hollywood's First Openly Gay Star. Penguin. p. 201. ISBN 0-670-87155-9.

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