Wake Up and Live

Wake Up and Live is a 1937 Fox musical film directed by Sidney Lanfield and starring Walter Winchell, Ben Bernie and Alice Faye. Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck, the film was based upon the self-help bestseller by Dorothea Brande. It was followed by Love and Hisses (1937).

Wake Up and Live
Theatrical Poster
Directed bySidney Lanfield
Produced byDarryl F. Zanuck
Written byStory:
Curtis Kenyon
Harry Tugend
Jack Yellen
Based onWake Up and Live
by Dorothea Brande
StarringWalter Winchell
Ben Bernie
Alice Faye
Music byMack Gordon
Louis Silvers
CinematographyEdward Cronjager
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • August 23, 1937 (1937-08-23)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited States



"There's a Lull in My Life", which has become a jazz standard, was written for Alice Faye by Mack Gordon and Harry Revel. It was released as a single and became her only major hit record.[1] The film also featured the song, "Never in a Million Years".


  1. Green, Stanley (1999). Hollywood Musicals Year by Year. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 67. ISBN 978-0-634-00765-1.
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