Millions in the Air

Millions in the Air is a 1935 American comedy film directed by Ray McCarey and written by Sig Herzig and Jane Storm. The film stars John Howard, Wendy Barrie, Willie Howard, George Barbier, Benny Baker, Eleanore Whitney and Robert Cummings. The film was released on December 12, 1935, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]

Millions in the Air
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byRay McCarey
Screenplay bySig Herzig
Jane Storm
Produced byHarold Hurley
StarringJohn Howard
Wendy Barrie
Willie Howard
George Barbier
Benny Baker
Eleanore Whitney
Robert Cummings
CinematographyHarry Fischbeck
Edited byEllsworth Hoagland
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • December 12, 1935 (1935-12-12)
Running time
71 minutes
CountryUnited States


Amateur performers on Colonel Edwards' popular radio show get a gong rung by the show's sponsor, soap mogul Calvin Keller, if they aren't any good. It doesn't surprise the audience when would-be opera singer Tony Pagano is judged a disappointment, but the act of Eddie Warren and Marion Keller wowed the crowd. Everyone is stunned when they, too, get the gong.

Marion's fiancé Gordon Rogers dislikes her being a vaudeville entertainer. Eddie, an ice cream vendor, wants to succeed with or without her, but he's jealous when he learns of Marion's relationship with Gordon and parts ways with her. He is also irked when his pal Jimmy wins the radio contest along with his old dance partner, Bubbles.

During the next show, Keller gets so many complaints from listeners and audience members that he insists Colonel Edwards reunite the team of Eddie and Marion that very night. It takes some doing, but ultimately the twosome steals the show.



Cummings was cast in August 1935.[3]


  1. ^ "Millions in the Air (1935) - Overview". Retrieved 2015-08-02.
  2. ^ F.S.N. (1935-12-12). "Movie Review - Millions in the Air - At the Paramount". Retrieved 2015-08-02.
  3. ^ Luise Rainer and William Powell, "Escapade" Stars, United for "Ziegfeld": Los Angeles Times 26 Aug 1935: 19.

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