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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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She went to Hollywood to be a star...and soft-soaped her way into a laundry job...till opportunity knocked, and in walker fame, love and laughter (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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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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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

La Locumba
Sung by Alice Faye
Words and Music by Raul Roulien
English Lyrics by Sidney Clare
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Alice Faye and Bebe Daniels are good...
3 April 2001 | by elpep49See all my reviews

in this otherwise trite musical. But it's interesting to see Faye at the brassy beginning of her starring career abd Daniels (at 34) playing the aging actress with a secret. This is one of Daniels' last Hollywood films. Supporting cast is ok.


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