Wake Up and Live

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Wake Up and Live
Theatrical Poster
Directed by Sidney Lanfield
Written byStory:
Curtis Kenyon
Harry Tugend
Jack Yellen
Based onWake Up and Live
by Dorothea Brande
Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck
Starring Walter Winchell
Ben Bernie
Alice Faye
Cinematography Edward Cronjager
Music by Mack Gordon
Louis Silvers
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
  • August 23, 1937 (1937-08-23)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited States

Wake Up and Live is a 1937 Fox musical film directed by Sidney Lanfield and starring Walter Winchell, Ben Bernie and Alice Faye. Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck, the film was based upon the self-help bestseller by Dorothea Brande. It was followed by Love and Hisses (1937).




Music by Harry Revel, lyrics by Mack Gordon

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