The Big Broadcast Of 1936

  • 1935
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Musical

It took three years to get to number two in the BIG BROADCAST series of films. Oakie manages a fly-by-night radio station and doubles as the voice of "The Great Lover" (sort of a precursor to "The Continental" on 1950s TV). He is kidnaped by a man-crazy countess who is loaded with money. George and Gracie have the rights to a television device that her...read more

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It took three years to get to number two in the BIG BROADCAST series of films. Oakie manages a fly-by-night radio station and doubles as the voice of "The Great Lover" (sort of a precursor to "The Continental" on 1950s TV). He is kidnaped by a man-crazy countess who is loaded with money.

George and Gracie have the rights to a television device that her uncle invented (Burns and Allen fans will recall that Gracie always had an uncle who was doing something mad at all times) that can broadcast as well as receive, like a CB radio. The plot has 12 twists per minute, most of which are

in there to give the specialty acts an opportunity to strut their stuff. The finale is right out of a Marx Brothers movie. A very pleasant outing for all involved, with particular kudos to Willie West and McGinty for their housebreaking act that remains to this day a classic bit of vaudeville

business. The Nicholas Brothers continued their career into the 1980s in Las Vegas and, when last seen, were still delighting audiences.

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  • Review: It took three years to get to number two in the BIG BROADCAST series of films. Oakie manages a fly-by-night radio station and doubles as the voice of "The Great Lover" (sort of a precursor to "The Continental" on 1950s TV). He is kidnaped by a man-crazy co… (more)

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