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Pennies from Heaven (1936) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Norman Z. McLeod and produced by Emanuel Cohen.

Academy Awards 1936 --- Ceremony Number 9 (source: AMPAS)

Best Music - SongMusic by Arthur Johnston; Lyrics by Johnny BurkeNominated

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Musical Monday: Pennies from Heaven (1936)

on Oct 17, 2022 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Pennies from Heaven ? Musica... Read full article

Pennies from Heaven (1981, Herbert Ross)

on May 15, 2020 From The Stop Button

Pennies from Heaven is about how being a woman?particularly in the 1930s?is awful because you exist entirely for male consumption. If not sexually, then as production. The film?s supposed to be about how life?s just unfair for dreamers, in this case lead Steve Martin, who?s just trying to make the A... Read full article

Review: Pennies From Heaven (1981)

By Wade Sheeler on May 14, 2013 From Pretty Clever Films

Pennies from Heaven airs Wednesday, May 15th on TCM. Check local listings. Dennis Potter was a household name in British Television, but hardly known at all in Canada or the states when a movie based on his mini-series opened in December, 1981. Pennies from Heaven, starring Steve Martin and Bernadet... Read full article

Edith Fellows: Tossing pennies from heaven

By Jnpickens on Jul 2, 2011 From Comet Over Hollywood

Another star faded on Sunday, June 26. ?Child star Edith Fellows died at the age of 88. Her name may not as familiar as child stars like Freddie Bartholomew or?Virginia?Weidler, Fellows was still popular with audience, but usually was type cast as a brat. She played a spoiled little pill in “S... Read full article

Good Heavens: Pennies from Heaven (1936) Bonus Round!

By Google profile on Mar 6, 2009 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. When I started the Good Heavens series and came up with my 5 films, my good friend Mark made sure to let me know that there was a film I was over-looking: Pennies from Heaven (1936). At fi... Read full article

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Several cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Richard Carle (Mr. Briggs), Eddie Borden (Mr. Bilkins), Maston Williams (Prisoner) and Nick Copeland (Middle-aged Man). Reviews list Tom Ricketts in the role of Mr. Briggs. but he was not seen in movie either.
Louis Armstrong was hired for this movie at Bing Crosby's insistence. Crosby also insisted that Armstrong receive prominent billing, the first time a black actor shared top billing with white actors in a major release film.
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