PG | | Comedy
A nostalgic look at radio's golden age focusing on one ordinary family and the various performers in the medium.
The picture is a rare instance where Woody Allen is the narrator of a film in which Allen himself does not appear.
I found the show silly and always imagined my parents on it airing their standard complaints.
Mother: He's a business failure. He never finishes what he starts. We're forced to live with my relatives and thank God for them. And I should have married Sam ...
The opening scene in which burglars are interrupted by a phone call from a radio quiz show is based on the radio series "Stop The Band". On the show, as an orchestra played, phone calls were placed at random to anyone in the country. Listeners who answered their phones and named the familiar song being played won a small prize and the chance to identify a more difficult tune for an ever-increasing jackpot. However, the radio show began in 1948, ten years after the events in this film begin.
English, Spanish, Italian
$1,522,423 (USA) (1 February 1987)
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