Disc Jockey (1951)

Genres - Drama, Musical  |   Run Time - 77 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Evidently Monogram had high hopes for the modestly produced Disc Jockey, else why would the studio release the film through its "prestige" subsidiary Allied Artists? Songstress Ginny Simms stars as Vickie Peters, an unknown selected for stardom by radio deejay Mike Richards (Michael O'Shea). It is Richards' contention that he can create a singing star exclusively through exposure on disc-spinning radio programs, without resorting to that upstart medium called television. Along the way, Mike falls in love with Vickie, though she has eyes only for her manager Johnny (Tom Drake). Guest stars in this pleasant bit of fluff include Russ Morgan, Tommy Dorsey, George Shearing, Nick Lucas, Herb Jeffries, Sarah Vaughan, The Weavers, Foy Willing and the Riders of the Purple Sage, and a veritable legion of real-life disc jockeys.

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music, advertising, argument, athlete, behind-the-scenes, career, claim, DJ, expose [revelation], help, musical [play], nation, products, promoter, radio, show, songwriter, stars [celebrities], talent, television, transformation, unknown