Cast & Crew
To escape the unwanted attentions of gangster Lucky Maddox, nightclub singer Sally Baker follows Danny, her G.I. boyfriend, to Los Angeles. On her dressing room table, Sally leaves behind a letter from Los Angeles talent agent Lou Merwin promising her radio work . When Lucky, who is wanted by the Los Angeles police, discovers the letter, he sends his thugs, Steve and George, to retrieve Sally. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, Mike Strager and Jerry Miles, an unemployed comedy team, stumble into a broadcast of the radio show Truth or Consequences and are recruited as contestants by Ralph Edwards, the show's host. Encouraged by the audience's reaction to their antics, Mike and Jerry decide to visit Merwin's agency. Before they arrive, however, Merwin's bookie, Rudy Campbell, calls to demand that Merwin repay his $2,500 gambling debt within twenty-four hours. Deciding to take an unexpected trip to Mexico, Merwin runs out of the office, and as he passes Mike and Jerry in his waiting room, he appoints them to be his assistants. Soon after, Sally comes to the office looking for work, and Jerry offers to arrange an audition for her with band leader Skinnay Ennis. When Steve and George learn that Sallly is to meet Jerry at the radio station the next day, they phone Lucky, who flies to Los Angeles on the next plane. As soon as he lands, an informant notifies the police that he is in town. Posing as a lawyer representing Sally's father, Lucky goes to the talent office and offers Mike $2,500 to prevent Sally from performing on Ennis' show. Meanwhile, at the radio station, Jerry, posing as a waiter, crashes Ennis' rehearsal and convinces the band leader to audition Sally. Impressed by Sally's talent, Ennis hires her to perform that afternoon, and Sally calls Danny with the good news. When Jerry returns to the office, Mike shows him the $2,500, and just as Jerry is insisting that they return it, Rudy appears and snatches the bills from Mike's hands. After Lucky and his thugs learn that Sally is scheduled to sing with Ennis that afternoon, they force Mike and Jerry to accompany them to the radio station and join the audience for Ennis' broadcast. After giving them the slip, Mike and Jerry run across the stage and through the corridors of the station, finally seeking refuge in the Truth or Consequences studio. There they are welcomed by Ralph Edwards, who enlists them in a contest to see who can dress as a woman the fastest. After racing to don corsets and girdles, the two are bewigged and instructed to leave the studio and return with the first two men they meet. As fate would have it, George and Steve enter the studio at that moment and are challenged by Edwards to a game of tug-of-war with the women. The game is played over a mud bath, and, as a joke, the end of the "women's" rope is tied to two offstage mules. After the mules pull the thugs into the mud, Edwards yanks off Jerry and Mike's wigs. Recognizing their prey, George and Steve chase Jerry and Mike, who then run into the studio in which Dick Tracy is being broadcast. Lucky and his goons's entrance into the studio is accompanied by the sound effects of machine gun fire, followed by the order to give themselves up. Not realizing that they are listening to a radio broadcast, the gangsters throw down their guns. Just as Lucky discovers his mistake, the police arrive and arrest him. After changing their clothes, Mike and Jerry return to Ennis' studio to watch Sally perform. Upon finishing her song, Sally runs into Danny's arms, dashing Jerry's hopes of romance.
Cappy Barra Boys
Albert S. D'agostino
Robert E. Kent
Robert E. Kent
John E. Tribby
Vernon L. Walker
Edward W. Williams
Radio Stars on Parade
Radio Stars on Parade
Oh, Junior would you accompain this young lady?- Jerry
Anytime, anyplace and anywhere!- Tony Romano
Just a second, he means on the guitar!- Mike
Oh, well. It will still be a pleasure.- Tony Romano
According to a Hollywood Reporter news item, RKO executives were so impressed by the first cut of this film that they decided to produce more films featuring popular radio personalities. No other such films were ever produced by the studio, however.