Twenty Million Sweethearts

Twenty Million Sweethearts is a 1934 American Pre-Code musical comedy film directed by Ray Enright and starring Pat O'Brien, Dick Powell, Ginger Rogers, and The Mills Brothers. The film was remade in 1949 as My Dream Is Yours.

Twenty Million Sweethearts
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRay Enright
Written byPaul Finder Moss
Jerry Wald
StarringPat O'Brien
Dick Powell
Ginger Rogers
Music byHarry Warren
CinematographySidney Hickox
Edited byClarence Kolster
Distributed byFirst National
Warner Bros.
Release date
  • May 26, 1934 (1934-05-26)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$202,000[1]
Box office$1,213,000[1]

Plot

Agent Russell Edward 'Rush' Blake (Pat O'Brien) is able to promote the singing tenor waiter Buddy Clayton (Dick Powell) as a major radio star whilst Buddy's wife Peggy Cornell (Ginger Rogers) loses out. In the end, Peggy does not lose Buddy to his "twenty million sweethearts" - his female fans.[2]

Cast

Music

The film features the well-known song I'll String Along with You by Harry Warren and Al Dubin.

Reception

The film was considered a box office disappointment for Warner Bros.[3] According to Warner Bros records it earned $821,000 domestically and $392,000 foreign.[1]

References

  1. Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1-31 p 15 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
  2. allmovie ((( Twenty Million Sweethearts > Overview )))
  3. By, D. W. (1934, Nov 25). TAKING A LOOK AT THE RECORD. New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/101193306
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