The Big Broadcast of 1937 Overview:

The Big Broadcast of 1937 (1936) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Mitchell Leisen .


Comedy featuring Burns and Allen as a husband-and-wife radio team. The station they work at is failing, and they need to put on a big show that will put them on top of the ratings and save the day (and the radio station). Part of a series with the same title that featured the big radio stars of the day.

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.
Shortly after arriving in the US from Germany, Oskar Fischinger was contracted by Paramount Pictures to create an animated sequence (in Technicolor or Gasparcolor; sources differ) for this movie. The movie was scored to a jazz piece, "Radio Dynamics", by studio musician Ralph Rainger. Unfortunately, Paramount switched the production to black-and-white, and Fischinger's animation became a sequence within the film, showing consumer products emanating from a radio broadcasting tower, rather than pure abstract imagery. Fischinger later released his color version as Allegretto.
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