Steve's Review of The Big Broadcast of 1937
★★★ (out of four)
A light and fast paced comedy that nearly misses as a whole. The perfect comedic timings of its cast, however, carries it through, even when it shouldn't. With the like of Jack Benny, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Ray Milland, and Martha Raye, the plot fades away, but the actors all stay immensely watchable.
Jack Benny plays Jack Carson. He is running a radio station. His current goal is to please a new rich sponser. Mr. and Mrs. Platt (Burns & Allen) are sinking their golf ball business funds into the station, but they demand some great performances.
Carson then attracts a major talent, but then goes out on a limb with an unproven small town radio announcer. She becomes a smash, even bigger than the main attraction.
There are a bunch of nice musical numbers and the host of old radio personalities are fun. The plot is not so memorable...and what is it with movies of that era being obsessed with the world of entertainment?