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Are You Listening? (1932)

A radio writer/producer accidentally kills his wife and then attempts to escape an on-air hunt for him.

Director:

Harry Beaumont

Writers:

Dwight Taylor (adapted by), J.P. McEvoy (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
William Haines ... Bill Grimes
Madge Evans ... Laura O'Neil
Anita Page ... Sally O'Neil
Karen Morley ... Alice Grimes
Neil Hamilton ... Jack Clayton
Wallace Ford ... Larry Barnes
Jean Hersholt ... George Wagner
Joan Marsh ... Honey O'Neil
John Miljan ... Ted Russell
Murray Kinnell ... Carson
Ethel Griffies ... Mrs. Peters
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Donald Novis Donald Novis ... Singer (voice)
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A radio writer/producer accidentally kills his wife and then attempts to escape an on-air hunt for him.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La voz del aire See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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In a contemporary article in Film Daily, Robert Montgomery was slated to star in this film. See more »

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In the hotel room the shadow of the mike is visible. See more »

Quotes

Sally: [after being told by Laura her late nights and drinking will ruin her looks] Oh, well, the bloom's got to be rubbed off sometime. Might as well start when you're young enough to enjoy the rubbing.
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A Change of Pace for William Haines
12 January 2000 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

Although this film starts off like a typical Billy Haines comedy, it quickly becomes deadly serious. Haines plays a very unhappily married man, who finds himself with a very dead body on his hands & few plausible explanations. This gives him a chance to play a role quite different from his usual silly billys.

Haines' character is a radioman and the scenes in and around the broadcasting studio are quite well done.

An unusual number of lovely ladies can be found in support in this film: Anita Page, Madge Evans, Joan Marsh & Karen Morley. Jean Hersholt is also on hand to lend his grave presence to the proceedings.

ARE YOU LISTENING? was made only two years after Haines was king of the Hollywood box office. But his days at MGM were growing short. The following year, 1933, would be his last at the studio. Today his movies are all but forgotten.


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