|The Great American Broadcast|
Alice Faye, John Payne and Jack Oakie
|Directed by||Archie Mayo|
|Produced by||Darryl F. Zanuck|
|Written by|| Don Ettlinger |
|Starring|| Alice Faye |
|Music by||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Cinematography|| J. Peverell Marley |
|Edited by||Robert L. Simpson|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|May 9, 1941|
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