Artists and Models (1937 film)

Artists and Models is a 1937 black-and-white American musical comedy film, directed by Raoul Walsh, produced by Lewis E. Gensler, and starring Jack Benny and Ida Lupino.

Artists and Models
Paramount Pictures publicity still for Artists and Models (1937)
Directed byRaoul Walsh
John E. Burch (assistant)
Produced byLewis E. Gensler
Written byWalter DeLeon
Francis Martin
Sig Herzig (short)
Gene Thackery(short)
Keene Thompson[1][2]
StarringJack Benny
Ida Lupino
Richard Arlen
Music byFrederick Hollander
Leo Robin
Victor Young
CinematographyVictor Milner
Edited byEllsworth Hoagland
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
August 4, 1937 (1937-08-04)
Running time
97 minutes
CountryUnited States

In 1937, the film received an Oscar nomination at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Best Song: Whispers in the Dark, sung by Connee Boswell with Andre Kostelanetz and His Orchestra.


Guest Stars (as themselves):


  • "Whispers in the Dark"
    • by Friedrich Hollaender and Leo Robin
    • Sung by Connie Boswell
  • "Mister Esquire"
    • Lyrics by Ted Koehler
    • Music by Victor Young
  • "I Have Eyes"
    • Lyrics by Leo Robin
    • Music by Ralph Rainger
  • "Pop Goes the Bubble"
    • Lyrics by Ted Koehler
    • Music by Burton Lane
  • "Public Melody No. 1"
    • Lyrics by Ted Koehler
    • Music by Harold Arlen
    • Sung by Martha Raye and Louis Armstrong (staged by Vincente Minnelli, his first assignment in Hollywood)
  • "Stop You're Breaking My Heart"
    • Lyrics by Ted Koehler
    • Music by Burton Lane
  • "Moonlight and Shadows"
    • Music by Friedrich Hollaender
    • Lyrics by Leo Robin


  1. Motion Picture Herald. Volume 124, Issues 1-6. Quigley Pub. Co. 1936. p. 92.
  2. "Veteran Screen Writer, Keene Thompson, Dies". Milwaukee Journal. Google News Archive. July 12, 1937. Retrieved 26 April 2011.

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