The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935)

The Big Broadcast of 1936 poster

Paramount Pictures
Starring:
 Jack Oakie, George Burns, Gracie Allen
Directed by: Norman Taurog

Synopsis: The second in the series of Big Broadcast films which showcases film, stage and radio stars of the day.  In this installment, the entertainment segments are assembled around a far-out plot in which Jack Oakie plays an on-air lothario who hopes to win a broadcasting competition to keep his station WHY afloat.

Purr Blur: Jack Oakie’s on-air character is named Lochinvar the Great Lover.  He woos women over the radio airwaves with his sweet talk.  A montage of listeners are seen swooning as he speaks.  One of these is a maid (Mildred Gover) who is pouring milk as she stands listening dreamily.  The milk is spilling over and the camera cuts to the floor where a tiny kitten is lapping it up.  The kitten is only seen onscreen for a couple of seconds.

The Big Broadcast of 1936 - kitten lapping up spilt milk on floor

Final Mewsings: A cat has never cried over spilt milk.


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