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The Hit Parade (film)

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The Hit Parade
Directed byGus Meins
Screenplay byBradford Ropes
Samuel Ornitz
Harry Ruskin
Story byBradford Ropes
Produced byNat Levine
StarringFrances Langford
Phil Regan
Max Terhune
Edward Brophy
Louise Henry
Pert Kelton
CinematographyErnest Miller
Edited byErnest J. Nims
Lester Orlebeck
Music byAlberto Colombo
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • April 26, 1937 (1937-04-26)
Running time
83 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Hit Parade is a 1937 American musical film directed by Gus Meins and written by Bradford Ropes, Samuel Ornitz and Harry Ruskin. The film stars Frances Langford, Phil Regan, Max Terhune, Edward Brophy, Louise Henry and Pert Kelton. The film was released on April 26, 1937, by Republic Pictures.[1][2][3] Republic later reissued the film in 67 minute length as I'll Reach for a Star.


The plot follows Pete Garland as he gets fired by singer Monica Barrett, and out of spite finds Ruth Allison and decides to make her a star, he succeeds, but Ruth has some dark secrets.



Music by Milton Ager
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Performed by Carl Hoff & The Hit Parade Orchestra

  • I've Got to Be a Rug Cutter

Written by Duke Ellington Performed by Ivie Anderson and the Duke Ellington Orchestra

  • If It Wasn't for Pete

Music by Sam H. Stept
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Sung by Sammy White
Danced by Sammy White with chorus

  • The Glory Beyond

Music by Alberto Colombo
Danced by Frances Langford and Pert Kelton

  • I'll Reach for a Star

Music by Lou Handman
Lyrics by Walter Hirsch
Sung by Frances Langford

  • Sweet Heartache

Music by Sam H. Stept
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Sung by Phil Regan
Reprised by Frances Langford

  • Last Night I Dreamed of You

Music by Lou Handman
Lyrics by Walter Hirsch
Sung by Frances Langford

Music by Johann Strauss
Arranged by Eddy Duchin
played by Eddy Duchin and His Orchestra
Danced by Galante and Leonarda

  • Was It Rain?

Music by Lou Handman
Lyrics by Walter Hirsch
Sung by Frances Langford

  • Love Is Good for Anything That Ails You

Written by Cliff Friend and Matty Malneck
Performed by the Tic-Toc Girls, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Eddy Duchin & His Orchestra and Carl Hoff & The Hit Parade Orchestra with chorus

  • Sweet Heartache

Music by Sam H. Stept
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Sung by Phil Regan and Frances Langford

  • Hail Alma Mater

Music by Sam H. Stept


  1. ^ "The Hit Parade (1937) - Overview". Retrieved 2015-10-28.
  2. ^ Sandra Brennan. "The Hit Parade (1937) - Gus Meins". AllMovie. Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  3. ^ "The Hit Parade". Retrieved 2015-10-28.

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