Tin Pan Alley (film)

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Tin Pan Alley
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Walter Lang
Produced by Kenneth Macgowan
Written by Pamela Harris (story)
Robert Ellis
Helen Logan
Starring Alice Faye
Betty Grable
Jack Oakie
John Payne
Music by Alfred Newman
Cinematography Leon Shamroy
Edited by Walter A. Thompson
Distributed by 20th-Century Fox
Release date
  • November 29, 1940 (1940-11-29)
Running time
94 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Tin Pan Alley is a 1940 musical film directed by Walter Lang and starring Alice Faye and Betty Grable as vaudeville singers/sisters and John Payne and Jack Oakie as songwriters in the years before World War I.

Alfred Newman received the 1940 Academy Award for Best Musical Score for his work on the film, the first of his nine Oscars. The film was also nominated for American Film Institute's 2006 list of the AFI's Greatest Movie Musicals.[1]



Betty Grable in the film.

Before filming began, there was said to be a feud between Faye and Grable, although the two actresses had never met. On the first day of production, the actresses quickly got along and became lifelong friends.

Tyrone Power and Don Ameche were considered for the leading roles, but scheduling conflicts took them out of the running.


  1. ^ "AFI's Greatest Movie Musicals Nominees" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-13. 

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