Are You Listening?

Are You Listening?

William Haines
Director: Harry Beaumont Cast: William Haines
William Haines
, Madge Evans
Madge Evans
, Anita Page
Anita Page
Harry Beaumont

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)

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"Are you listening?" was the catchphrase of early-1930s radio personality Tony Wons. Though Wons does not appear in the 1932 MGM programmer Are You Listening?, the film is concerned with the burgeoning broadcast industry. William Haines plays a wise-cracking radio writer who is tricked into confessing on the air that he murdered his wife. Whenever an actor normally associated with comedy roles plays a murderer (either actual or implied) in a film, it's usually a sign that his studio contract has come to an end. Such was the case of Are You Listening?, which proved to be William Haines' swan song at MGM, where he'd been employed since 1925. Perhaps as a going-away present, J.P. McEvoy's script contrives to give Haines three leading ladies: Madge Evans, Anita Page and Karen Morley (nobody outside the industry knew that Haines was in fact a homosexual, and MGM was determined to keep it that way).

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/20/2010
UPC: 0883316262382
Original Release: 1932
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:13:00
Sales rank: 55,271

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Haines Bill Grimes
Madge Evans Laura
Anita Page Sally
Karen Morley Alice
Neil Hamilton Clayton
Wallace Ford Larry
Jean Hersholt George Wagner
Joan Marsh Honey
John Miljan Russell
Murray Kinnell Carson
Ethel Griffies Mrs. Peters
Virginia Bruce Bit Part

Technical Credits
Harry Beaumont Director
Harold Hal Rosson Cinematographer
Frank Sullivan Editor
Dwight Taylor Screenwriter

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