The Big Broadcast of 1938

Synopsis: New ocean liner S.S. Gigantic is about to race its rival, the Colossal. Gigantic owner T.F. Bellows sends his brother S.B. on the Colossal, hoping he will cause trouble; delayed by a golf game, S.B. lands on Gigantic instead, and so does his unlucky daughter Martha. Meanwhile, radio emcee Buzz Fielding announces a series of musical acts and tries to juggle fiancée Dorothy and three ex-wives who've come for the ride. Can the Gigantic win against all handicaps? Will true love triumph?
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win.
91 min


Say, that's how we started!

You started.

Say, girls, come

see what I see.

Oh, just a friend! I can almost

see the number four on her back.

I'm not going to take another

cut! He can't chisel me down 25%.

Come on, Cleo. I'm

coming, dear.

Everything depends upon

you, my dear brother.

You're embarking for

Europe immediately.

Everything is arranged.

Proceed at once to pier 13,

where you will embark upon

the Colossal. Colossal.

The present holder of the

Atlantic crossing record.

You will receive further instructions

upon your arrival in Europe.

I wish you your usual luck.

Thank you.

And a hearty handclasp.

Have a good time. Thanks. I'll

even go out of my way to have it.

But you must hurry, S.B.

I'm off, T.F.

I'm leaving everything in

your hands. Au revoir.

I thought that hallway

was awfully crowded.

Au revoir.

Where am I? Drat, drat, drat!

The mail, sir. Oh, thank you.

Thank you.

Ah! A carte postale

from Paris,

from my friend

Major Biggleswade.

From Paris. What won't

they think of next?

Ah... destroy it at once.

Quite so. Yes, indeed, sir.

Your brother, sir, S.B., seemed to be

in quite a hurry, if I may say so.

I sent him off in a hurry.

He's got to catch the Colossal.

He only has a few moments.

Might I remind you, sir, the

Colossal is not our boat.

Our boat is the Gigantic.

Ah, true, true.

The Colossal is our

nearest rival.

But need I remind you

that my brother, S.B.,

has been connected with

every major disaster...

since the sinking

of the Merrimac?

I have engaged suite 13

for him on the Colossal.

Very, very good, sir.

Then if anything happens,

it won't be on our boat, sir.

You know who S.B. is... S.B.

Ready... hup!

Guess they want a speech.

My friends...

I think I can

call you friends.

- These aren't soldiers, sir.

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Walter DeLeon

Walter DeLeon (May 3, 1884 – August 1, 1947) was an American screenwriter. He wrote for 69 films that were released between 1921 and 1953, and acted in one film. He was born in Oakland, California, and died in Los Angeles, California. more…

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