Mr. Dodd Takes the Air (1937)

Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this satire, an electrician from a tiny town impresses a New York radio sponsor with his booming baritone singing voice. He immediately contracts the worker to come to the Big Apple. Unfortunately, he suffers from bronchitis that changes him into a tenor. He still goes on the air, but everyone calls him a fake. Fortunately, the audience loved him. His manager then forbids him to appear publicly so he spends his spare time inventing a gadget that restores old radio sets. When it looks as though his clever invention will be stolen a beautiful woman gets it patented and then marries him. Songs include: The Oscar nominated "Remember Me," "Am I in Love?" "If I Were a Little Pond Lilly," "The Girl You Used to Be," and "Here Comes the Sandman."

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audience, big-city, electrician, fake, gadgets, inventor, love, manager, on-the-air, operation, public, radio, revitalize, small-town, songwriter, stars [celebrities], suffering, transformation, voice [speaking], baking