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Behind the Mike(1937)

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Brief Synopsis

In this The "NEW" Universal presentation, high-tempered New York radio producer George Hayes (William Gargan) quarrels with Cyrus Wittles (William B. Davidson), sponsor of the Crunchie Munchie Hour, and loses his job. He hears that station WBAM in Valley Falls needs a new manager and heads there. Stumbling into the wrong station, WVOX, he meets Jane Arledge (Judith Barrett), program manager for local town-magnate, Harry Fox (Charles Brokaw.) She directs him to WBAM and he finds it is a collection of junk in an abandoned stable. Humiliated, he boasts to Jane that he will put the old station on its feet again. He sends for his announcer friend, Tiny Martin (Don Wilson), after convincing station-owner Pete Jones (Spencer Charters) that Martin can give valuable aid in reviving the station. Merchants fear to use WBAM, although they despise Fox and his crony, Mayor Applegate (Ferris Taylor), who is up for re-election. Learning that the merchants are holding a secret meeting, George uses a ruse to broadcast their suspicions about Fox and Applegate. They repudiate the statements, but George prepares another strong blast against them for a later broadcast. This angers Janes, who believes the attacks on her boss are unjustified and she tells George he should return to New York. While George waits for his train, Jane learns that Fox and Applegate have connived to loot the town treasury and, with Martin, she rushes to WBAM and adds her own evidence to the charges prepared previously by George and reads them over the air.

Cast & Crew

Sidney Salkow Director
William Gargan George Hayes
Judith Barrett Jane Arledge
Don Wilson Tiny Martin
Sterling Holloway Tommy Astor
William Davidson Cyrus Wittles
Gerald Oliver Smith Robert Ainesley
Charles Brokaw Harry Fox
Spencer Charters Pete Jones
Grady Sutton Curly Conway
Jerry Mandy First violinist
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1937 Production Date:  none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Universal Pictures Co.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Universal Pictures Co.
Duration(mins):  68 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  7    

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