George Burns' radio station is in dire financial straits. So, the station puts on a live show to let people come and see their favorite radio personalities do their thing in person. And that's what it's all about - seeing popular radio personalities of the era.
During the 1930s and '40s, radio was very popular, but fans seldom, if ever, got to see their favorite radio stars. It was movies like this one that gave them a glimpse of their favorite stars. Lots of 'em here!
Producer: none credited
Director: Frank Tuttle
Screenplay: George Marion Jr.
Based on the play "Wild Waves" by William Ford Manley
Music: Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger
Cinematography: George J. Folsey
Cast: Bing Crosby [Bing Hornsby], Stuart Erwin [Leslie McWhinney], Leila Hyams [Anita Rogers], Sharon Lynne [Mona], George Burns [George], Gracie Allen [Gracie], George Barbier [Clapsaddle], Ralph Robertson [Announcer], Alex Melesh [Bird and Animal Man], Anna Chandler [Mrs. Cohen], Dewey Robinson [Basso], Leonid Kinskey [Ivan], Thomas J. Carrigan [Officer], Spec O'Donnell [Office Boy], James Craig [Steward], Irving Bacon [Prisoner], Edgar Norton [Secretary to T. F. Bellows], Cab Calloway, The Boswell Sisters, Vincent Lopez and His Orchestra, Kate Smith, Arthur Tracy ("The Street Singer") [Themselves]
Musical Program: Where the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day (Bing Crosby); Marta (Rambling Rose of the Wildwood) (Arthur Tracy); Minnie the Moocher (Cab Calloway); Calloway Calling (Cab Calloway and His Orchestera); Please (Stuart Erwin and Bing Crosby); Here Lies Love (Arthur Tracy, separately by Bing Crosby with Vincent Lopez and His Orchestra); When the Moon Comes over the Mountain (Kate Smith); Dinah (Bing Crosby); Shout, Sister, Shout (Boswell Sisters); Trees (Donald Novis); Good-Bye Blues (Mills Brothers); Nola (played by Vincent Lopez and His Orchestra); I Surrender Dear (Bing Crosby with The Rhythm Boys and Gus Arnheim and His Orchestra); Drummer Man (Vincent Lopez and His Orchestra); I've Got Five Dollars (Bing Crosby and Stuart Erwin); Tiger Rag (Mills Brothers); Crazy People (Boswell Sisters); It Was So Beautiful (Kate Smith); Kickin' the Gong Around (Cab Calloway and his Orchestra)