|Love Is on the Air|
|Directed by||Nick Grinde|
|Written by||Roy Chanslor|
|Screenplay by||Morton Grant|
Pat C. Flick
|Based on||Love Is on the Air (short story)|
|Produced by||Bryan Foy|
Hal B. Wallis
Jack L. Warner
|Cinematography||James Van Trees|
|Edited by||Doug Gould|
|Music by||Howard Jackson|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
Love is on the Air is a 1937 American film directed by Nick Grinde, and starring Ronald Reagan (in his film debut), June Travis, Eddie Acuff, Robert Barrat, Raymond Hatton and Willard Parker. It was the first of three remakes of the 1933 Paul Muni picture Hi, Nellie. (The later ones were You Can't Escape Forever (1942), with George Brent, and House Across the Street (1949), with Wayne Morris.) It was ironic that, in his first movie, Reagan starred as a radio announcer, as he had just moved from Des Moines Iowa where for almost 5 years after graduating college, as a sports radio announcer he broadcast games for the Chicago Cubs, Big Ten football games and title fights from a play-by-play telegraph wire.
Reckless radio commentator Andy McCaine (Ronald Reagan) gets into trouble when he attacks a corrupt city government, and his boss forces him to host an innocuous kiddie program.
- Ronald Reagan as Andy McCaine
- June Travis as Jo Hopkins
- Eddie Acuff as 'Dunk' Glover
- Ben Welden as 'Nicey' Ferguson
- Robert Barrat as J.D. Harrington
- Addison Richards as E.E. Nichols
- Raymond Hatton as Weston
- Tommy Bupp as Mouse
- Dickie Jones as Bill - Mouse's Friend
- Willard Parker as Les Quimby
- William Hopper as Eddie Gould
- Spec O'Donnell as Pinky
- Herbert Rawlinson as Mr. George Copelin
- Lynne Roberts (credited as Mary Hart) as Mrs. George Copelin
- Jack Mower as Police Captain Lang
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