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Sunny Side of the Street (1951)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Romance | September 1951 (USA)
Ted Mason is a studio guide at CBS Television in Hollywood. His ambition is to get a break and become a headline singer such as 'Frankie Laine (I)', Toni Arden and Billy Daniels, who he ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Quine

Writers:

Lee Loeb (screenplay), Harold Conrad (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Frankie Laine ... Singer Frankie Laine
Billy Daniels ... Singer Billy Daniels
Terry Moore ... Betty Holloway
Jerome Courtland ... Ted Mason
Toni Arden Toni Arden ... Singer Toni Arden
Audrey Long ... Gloria Pelley
Dick Wesson ... Dave Gibson
Lynn Bari ... Mary
William Tracy ... Al Little
Willard Waterman ... John 'J.R.' Stevens
Jonathan Hale ... Cyrus Pelley
Amanda Blake ... Susie Manning
Benny Payne Benny Payne ... Benny
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Storyline

Ted Mason is a studio guide at CBS Television in Hollywood. His ambition is to get a break and become a headline singer such as 'Frankie Laine (I)', Toni Arden and Billy Daniels, who he watches as they perform on television programs. He is aided in his quest by Betty Holloway, who has competition from Gloria Pelley, Ted's old-hometown rich girlfriend. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

Swing down with FRANKIE LAINE! Get Happy with BILLY DANIELS! Get merry with TERRY MOORE! Get groovy with JEROME COURTLAND! (original herald) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tout finit part des chansons See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (SUPERcineCOLOR)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The use of color TV images in this film is not an anachronism. The TV station shown is a CBS affiliate, and CBS had already developed a color TV system when this film was made. Their system ultimately failed because it was incompatible - only viewers with a CBS-made color set could receive its broadcasts. The color TV system finally adopted in 1957 was developed by NBC and its broadcasts could be received on black-and-white sets, albeit not in color. See more »

Goofs

In the final TV show sequence, Frankie Laine and Jerome Courtland are shown making different gestures on each of the three monitor screens (which are supposed to be showing the exact same action from different camera angles). See more »

Soundtracks

Too Marvelous for Words
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Richard A. Whiting
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Wonderful Franklie Laine Musical
26 September 2012 | by airfastSee all my reviews

During 1951 to 1955 Jonie Taps made wonderful light hearted musicals for Columbia Pictures. They all had familiar songs and you always felt good when leaving the theatre. Frankie Laine was always the lead and this time he had Terry Moore of "Come Back Little Sheba" and tall Jerome Cowan singing and the love interest. This film was about the radio/television industry with early color television. I just saw this cute musical and it brought a smile to my face. I wish Columbia would release these Frankie Laine/Jonie Tap musicals. Others in the musical series are "Rainbow Round My Shoulder," "Bring Your Smile Along," and "He Laughed Last."


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