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The Big Broadcast Of 1938



  • Feature Film with Animated Segments
  • Traditional Animation
  • Paramount Pictures
  • Cartoon Characters: (Live-Action) T. Frothingill Bellows/S.B. Bellows, Martha Bellows, Dorothy Wyndham, Cleo Fielding, Scoop McPhail, Buzz Fielding, Mike, Bob Hayes, Honey Chile, Grace Fielding, Turnkey, Lord Harry Droopy, Joan Fielding, Captain Stafford, Kirsten Flagstad, Wilfred Pelletier (Conductor), Tito Guizar, Shep Fields, Haughty Girl, Rippling Rhythm Orchestra, Dancer, Prisoner with Harmonica, Showgirl, Bit Part, Radio Operator, Waltz Costume Extra, First Mate (S.S. Gigantic), Officer (S.S. Gigantic), Dress Extra, Helmsman, Sailor, Divorcee, Pilot, Bar Patron, Chauffeur, Ivan, Seaman, Court Clerk, Man Wearing Turban, Robert Mitchell, Steward, Officers, Hesperus' Sailors, Gas Station Men, Caddies, Reporters, Women, Girls.
  • Voice Actors: (Live-Action) W.C. Fields, Martha Raye, Dorothy Lamour, Shirley Ross, Lynne Overman, Bob Hope, Ben Blue, Leif Erickson.
  • Directed By Mitchell Leisen.
  • Produced By Harlan Thompson.
  • Animated By Leon Schlesinger.
  • Awards: Oscar StatuetteAcademy Award Winner, Best Music, Song, Ralph Rainger (Music), Leo Robin (Lyrics), For the Song "Thanks for the Memory," 1940, ASCAP Film and Television Award, Most Performed Feature Film Standards, Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin, For the Song "Thanks for the Memory," 1989.
  • Music: Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin.
    John Leipold
    , George Parrish.
    Tito Guizr
    ; more Musicians More Musicians...
  • Editor: Chandler House, Eda Warren.
  • Originally Released on February 11, 1938.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 94 minutes.
  • Black & White
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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The final installment of the hit "Big Broadcast" series stars W.C. Fields as an ocean liner owner who pits his ship against another vessel in a high-speed race....  (more)

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Live action with animated "Rippling Rhythm" sequence produced by Leon Schlesinger. In the animated sequence, a cartoon drop of water refuses to go back into the ocean. Instead, it breaks free and...  (more)




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One absolutely cool movie. One of the ships bears a tremendous resemblance to the ill fated Normandie. Too many cool scenes. The ships passing the lightship, the animated sequence with the little ripple, the explosion at the service station and the hilarity...  (read more)
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