The Big Broadcast of 1936 86 years old

A musical meteor of songs, comedy and romance!

The Big Broadcast of 1936

The wisp of a storyline involves two-bit radio station owner Spud Miller, who doubles as the station's sole announcer while his comic partner Smiley serves as the house crooner. On the verge of bankruptcy, Spud is receptive to the wacky notions of George and Gracie, who've just invented a television device which can pick up and transmit any signal, any time, anywhere.

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The Big Broadcast of 1936 Cast

Name Character
Akim Tamiroff He was 35, 72 years old when he died as Boris
Virginia Weidler She was 8, 41 years old when she died as Little Girl in Hospital
C. Henry Gordon He was 51, 56 years old when he died as Gordoni
Benny Baker He was 28, 87 years old when he died as Herman
Guy Standing He was 62, 63 years old when he died as Doctor
Ethel Merman She was 27, 76 years old when she died as Ethel Merman
Bing Crosby He was 32, 74 years old when he died as Bing
Gracie Allen She was 40, 69 years old when she died as Gracie
George Burns He was 39, 100 years old when he died as George
Bill Robinson He was 58, 72 years old when he died as Specialty
David Holt He was 8, 76 years old when he died as Brother
Wendy Barrie She was 23, 65 years old when she died as Sue
Gail Patrick She was 24, 69 years old when she died as Nurse
Henry Wadsworth He was 38, 77 years old when he died as Smiley
Mary Boland She was 55, 85 years old when she died as Mrs. Sealingsworth
Jack Oakie He was 31, 74 years old when he died as Spud Miller
Lyda Roberti She was 29, 31 years old when she died as Countess Ysobel de Naigila
Charles Ruggles He was 46, 81 years old when he died as Wilbur Sealingsworth
Samuel S. Hinds He was 60, 73 years old when he died as Captain
Ray Noble He was 31, 74 years old when he died as Band Leader
Harold Nicholas He was 14, 79 years old when he died as Dash
Fayard Nicholas He was 20, 91 years old when he died as Dot

The Big Broadcast of 1936 Crew

Name Department
Hans Dreier as Art Direction. He was 50 (81) years old when He died Art
Leo Tover as Director of Photography. He was 34 (64) years old when He died Camera
Ellsworth Hoagland as Editor. He was 43 (80) years old when He died Editing
John Leipold as Original Music Composer. He was 47 (82) years old when He died Sound
Benjamin Glazer as Producer. He was 48 (68) years old when He died Production
Ralph Spence as Screenplay. Ralph Spence was 44 (59) years old when Ralph Spence died Writing
Norman Taurog as Director. He was 36 (82) years old when He died Directing
Robert Usher as Art Direction. He was 34 (89) years old when He died Art
Walter DeLeon as Screenplay. He was 51 (63) years old when He died Writing
Francis Martin as Screenplay. He was 19 (232) years old when He died Writing
Henry Herzbrun as Executive Producer. Production
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The Big Broadcast of 1936 (86 years)

A musical meteor of songs, comedy and romance!

  • Release day: Friday, September 20, 1935
  • Runtime: 98 minutes