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Music Is Magic (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 1 November 1935 (USA)
Aging star (Daniels) finally recognizes the truth when she is replaced in her new movie by a girl from the chorus (Faye).

Director:

George Marshall

Writers:

Edward Eliscu (screenplay), Lou Breslow (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alice Faye ... Peggy Harper
Ray Walker ... Jack Lambert
Bebe Daniels ... Diane De Valle
Frank Mitchell ... Peanuts Harper (as Mitchell and Durant)
Jack Durant ... Eddie Harper (as Mitchell and Durant)
Rosina Lawrence ... Shirley De Valle
Thomas Beck ... Tony Bennett
Andrew Tombes ... Ben Pomeroy
Luis Alberni ... Señor Castellano - Cafe Proprietor
Hattie McDaniel ... Hattie (Amanda in credits) (as Hattie McDaniels)
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Storyline

Vaudevillians supporting the musical efforts of aging Hollywood star Diane de Valle decide to head for Tinseltown themselves when de Valle's high salary and low drawing power cancel the revue. Managing to land roles in a de Valle musical movie, perky Peggy is rescued from the chorus line by the tricks of her boyfriend Jack, who uses bravado to usurp de Valle's role in favor of Peggy, who is more suited to the bouncy musical. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Taglines:

WHEN YOU'RE NOT CHEERING THE MUSIC, YOU'RE LAUGHING AT THE FUN! (original poster-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mágica da Música See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Bebe Daniels was only 34 here when she played an aging actress with an adult daughter. In real life, she had already been in more than 225 films since 1910. See more »

Soundtracks

California, Here I Come
Words and Music by Al Jolson, Buddy G. DeSylva and Joseph Meyer
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A Lot of fun at the Fox Lot
6 August 2003 | by trw3332000See all my reviews

They may be trite, but these behind-the-scenes getting into movies stories are a lot of fun--especially when we see a typical 1935 Fox soundstage, a 30s laundry plant, a typical 30s neighborhood theatre and a long streetcar sequence played by Mitchell & Durant.

Ray Walker later appeared on various 50s TV shows, but never made it big in Hollywood. Great supporting cast includes Hattie McDaniel, Bebe Daniels in her last US picture and Rosina Lawrence, who was working at Hal Roach Studios at the time as the Little Rascals school teacher.

Am I imagining things, or do I see the Nicholas Brothers dance briefly in the finale?


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