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Thanks for Listening (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 12 July 1937 (USA)
Homer Tompkins, a trusting young musician with aspirations of becoming a radio star, is installed in a fine set of offices in Reno by a quartet of "easy money" con artists who have bugged ... See full summary »

Director:

Marshall Neilan

Writers:

John B. Clymer (story), Joseph O'Donnell (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Pinky Tomlin ... 'Dr.' Homer Tompkins, Professional Listener
Maxine Doyle ... Toots, Homer's Intended
Aileen Pringle ... Lulu, Blackmailer Leader
Claire Rochelle Claire Rochelle ... Trixie, Blackmailer
Henry Roquemore Henry Roquemore ... Peter, Intended Victim
Rafael Storm ... Maurice, Blackmailer
George Lloyd ... Champ, Blackmailer
Gwen Brian Gwen Brian ... Irene, Singing Sisters Act (as 3 Brian Sisters)
Betty Brian Betty Brian ... Mary, Singing Sisters Act (as 3 Brian Sisters)
Doris Brian Doris Brian ... Sally, Singing Sisters Act (as 3 Brian Sisters)
Beryl Wallace ... Gloria, Divorcee with Problems
Eliot Jones Eliot Jones ... Gabriel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roxy Ravelle Roxy Ravelle
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Storyline

Homer Tompkins, a trusting young musician with aspirations of becoming a radio star, is installed in a fine set of offices in Reno by a quartet of "easy money" con artists who have bugged rooms and suites, with the title of "professional listener", and he passes off what he hears to his employers, Lulu, Trixie, Maurice and Champ and they use the information for blackmail purposes. They also so involve his sweetheart, Toots, that he can not withdraw even when he finally learns he is being used as a tool. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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THREE TYPICAL TOMLIN TUNES See more »


Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Partly Confidential See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film received its first telecast Friday 29 March 1940 on New York City's pioneer, and still experimental television station W2XBS. Post-WWII television viewers got their first look at it in New York City Thursday 1 July 1948 on WATV (Channel 13), in Detroit Friday 8 July 1949 on WXYZ (Channel 2), in Philadelphia Saturday 3 December 1949 on WCAU (Channel 10), and in Los Angeles, Wednesday 14 June 1950 on KECA (Channel 7). See more »

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Thanks for Listening
Written by Connie Lee
Performed by Pinky Tomlin
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