Tin Pan Alley (film)
Tin Pan Alley is a 1940 musical film directed by Walter Lang and starring Alice Faye and Betty Grable as vaudeville singers/sisters and John Payne and Jack Oakie as songwriters in the years before World War I.
|Tin Pan Alley|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Walter Lang|
|Produced by||Kenneth Macgowan|
|Written by||Pamela Harris (story)|
|Music by||Alfred Newman|
|Edited by||Walter A. Thompson|
|Distributed by||20th-Century Fox|
Alfred Newman received the 1940 Academy Award for Best Musical Score for his work on the film, the first of his nine Oscars. The film was also nominated for American Film Institute's 2006 list of the AFI's Greatest Movie Musicals.
Katie and Lily Blaine are a singing-sister act playing the vaudeville circuit. Songwriters Skeets Harrigan and Harry Calhoun see star potential in the sister act.
- Alice Faye as Katie Blane
- Betty Grable as Lily Blane
- Jack Oakie as Harry Calhoun
- John Payne as Francis 'Skeets' Harrigan
- Allen Jenkins as Casey
- Esther Ralston as Nora Bayes
- Fayard Nicholas as Dance Specialty
- Harold Nicholas as Dance Specialty
- Ben Carter as Boy
- John Loder as Captain Reginald 'Reggie' Carstair
- Elisha Cook Jr. as Joe Codd
- Fred Keating as Harvey Raymond
Before filming began, there was said to be a feud between Faye and Grable, although the two actresses had never met. On the first day of production, the actresses quickly got along and became lifelong friends.