Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Wake Up and Dream was part of a concerted (and successful) effort to turn radio crooner Russ Columbo into a major movie star. The story is the old saw about a trio of vaudevillians, Paul (Columbo), Charley (Roger Pryor) and Toby (June Knight), who have a falling out when both Paul and Charley fall in love with Toby. The girl is indecisive, but she comes to the conclusion that Paul is the man for her. By this time, however, Paul is convinced that Toby is crazy about Charley, and he tries to bring the two of them together. Alas, by the time Wake Up and Dream was released in October of 1934, Russ Columbo was dead, the victim of an accidentally discharged rifle.
behind-the-scenes, love-triangle, romance, stars [celebrities], vaudeville