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Take a Chance (1933)

From a team 2 girls and 2 not-straight men, a girl leaves to be a star, other stays to keep the boys straight. The star comes back with a producer, who falls in love with the girl who stayed. There are hurdles, the 2 men, and her IOU.

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Nacio Herb Brown (musical comedy) (as Nacio Brown), Buddy G. DeSylva (musical comedy) (as B.G. DeSylva) | 4 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
James Dunn ... Duke Stanley
June Knight ... Toni Ray
Lillian Roth ... Wanda Hill
Cliff Edwards ... Louie Webb
Lilian Bond ... Thelma Green
Dorothy Lee ... Consuelo Raleigh
Lona Andre ... Miss Miami Beach
Charles 'Buddy' Rogers ... Kenneth Raleigh
Charles Richman ... Andrew Raleigh
Robert Gleckler ... Mike Caruso
Harry Shannon ... Bartender
George McKay George McKay ... Steve, Stage Manager
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From a team 2 girls and 2 not-straight men, a girl leaves to be a star, other stays to keep the boys straight. The star comes back with a producer, who falls in love with the girl who stayed. There are hurdles, the 2 men, and her IOU.

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Trivia

Vivian Vance made her talkie debut in the "Eadie Was a Lady" number. She's the singer on the stairway. She had appeared in one silent film in 1926. See more »

Quotes

Duke Stanley: Why, have you ever heard our honesty questioned?
Wanda Hill: I have never even heard it mentioned.
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Soundtracks

Come Up and See Me Sometime
(uncredited)
Music by Louis Alter
Lyrics by Arthur Swanstrom
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Lillian Roth is great. Rest of the film stinks.
31 December 1998 | by Sterling-3See all my reviews

This is the film version of the Ethel Merman Broadway hit.Not a very good film. Lillian Roth got a second chance to behave and make good in Hollywood with this one and she is the best thing about this dull mess. Good prints are rare because this is a FOX film and they don't give a damn about their past.

Look for young Vivian Vance (Ethel Mertz) in the Eadie Was a Lady Number . .. she get a chorus or two standing on the stairs. Very unexpected.

Buddy Rogers is not a very good actor but at least he's still alive!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vida de Estrela See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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