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Love Is on the Air1937

Love Is on the Air (1937)

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The first of three remakes of the 1933 Paul Muni picture Hi, Nellie, Love is on the Air is historically important as the screen debut of Ronald Reagan. In the original Hi, Nellie, a Winchellesque newspaper reporter is demoted to writing the "advice to the lovelorn" column when he steps on too many important toes. In the remake, reckless radio commentator Andy McLeod (Reagan) gets into hot water when he attacks a corrupt city government (a portent for the future, perhaps?), whereupon his boss disciplines McLeod by forcing him to host an innocuous kiddie program. While advising his youthful audience to eat their spinach and drink their milk, our hero manages to dig up enough dirt to expose the crooks once and for all. In his maiden film effort, Ronald Reagan is pretty good, though some distance removed from The Great Communicator.

Cast

Ronald Reagan
as Andy McLeod
Ben Welden
as Nicey Carter
June Travis
as Jo Hopkins
Eddie Acuff
as Dunk Glover
Robert H. Barrat
as J.D. Harrington
Addison Richards
as E.E. Nichols
William Hopper
as Eddie Gould
Willard Parker
as Lee Quimby
Herbert Rawlinson
as Mr. Copelin
Lynne Roberts
as Mrs. Copelin
Harry Hayden
as Mr. Butler
Don Deering
as Announcer
Sonny Bupp
as Billie
Jerry Tucker
as Youngster
Margaret Davis
as Fudge Girl
Julia Ellen Perkins
as Another Girl
John Elliott
as Mr. McKenzie
Edwin Stanley
as Mr. Brown
Anne Howard
as Brunette Girl
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