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Breakfast in Hollywood (1946)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 26 February 1946 (USA)
Based on an old radio series with a live audience. It is the story of few of the people who attend the show. Nat King Cole sings.

Director:

Harold D. Schuster (as Harold Schuster)

Writer:

Earl Baldwin (original story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Tom Breneman Tom Breneman ... Tom Breneman - Host
Bonita Granville ... Dorothy Larson
Beulah Bondi ... Mrs. Annie Reed
Edward Ryan Edward Ryan ... Ken Smith
Raymond Walburn ... Richard Cartwright (as Ray Walburn)
Billie Burke ... Mrs. Frances Cartwright
Zasu Pitts ... Elvira Spriggens
Hedda Hopper ... Hedda Hopper
Andy Russell ... Andy Russell - Singer
Spike Jones ... Spike Jones
Nat 'King' Cole ... Nat 'King' Cole
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Storyline

Based on the old radio series of the same name, we see the lives of several people attending a popular radio show, including a young couple who meet and fall in love at the show. Great musical acts including Nat King Cole and Spike Jones. ZaSu Pitts almost steals the show! Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

HEART-SINGING...LAUGH-RINGING! Here's a Honey of a Hit! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Almoço em Hollywood See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Golden Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Joan Crawford and Hal Le Sueur's mother, Anna Belle Johnson (listed as Anna LeSuer), had a small part in the restaurant scene. See more »

Connections

Featured in It's Black Entertainment (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Better To Be By Yourself
Written by Nat 'King' Cole, Robert Wells (as Bob Levinson) and Howard Leeds
Performed by The King Cole Trio
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not Tiffany's either
10 February 2006 | by ptb-8See all my reviews

Charming simple radio show on film from an era when housewives loved portly radio stars who liked to gossip, matchmake and have a hat contest...(he wore the winner's) The music numbers a good, the standouts being a handsome young Nat King Cole and the always hilarious Spike Jones. Many such B grade 70 minute films were made to capitalize on radio hit parade tunes and personalities and like those this one is a product of it's media and time. RKO made a terrific form of this radio film in 1932 called THE PHANTOM OF CRESTWOOD which was a radio serial yet without an ending: so they filmed the last episode and everyone had to go to the cinema to see the end of the radio show. Probably the first time this cross medium was used leading to the bright and profitable idea that led to BREAKFAST IN Hollywood. Monogram and Republic Pictures often made films titles HIT PARADE OF 1941 or 46 or 50 using a roster of radio stars and pop tunes. BREAKFAST doesn't sparkle like TIFFANY's did but is is easy musical fun for (grand) Moms everywhere


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