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Radio Fillers

Fifteen minute sample tastes of Hollywood's greats pictures by playing some of the movie's soundtrack and interview stars.

92 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 20 hours, 29 min)
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Design for Living Movie Poster 1933

It is hard to imagine a business as glamorous as making movies during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Just consider all the elements of the great films: the beautiful women, the handsome leading men, the Girl without a Room Movie Postergreat stories, the music, the thrilling special effects, the big deals between studio executives, the juicy scandals which may or may not surround the actors, the reason for all of them was to get you to take your best girl down to the local movie palace and buy a pair of tickets. All of the time, effort, and money which went into making a picture would have been for nothing unless people bought tickets to see them.

The big studios initially feared that radio would steal their audience. They wondered why anyone would want to go to the movie palace to see a picture when they could stay in the comfort of their own home and be entertained for free. It did not take Hollywood long to realize that radio could be a way to make people want to see a movie.

Just like the lady in the grocery store who handed out free cookies and crackers to make housewives want to bring the product home for their families, these Radio Fillers are samples of some of Hollywood's greatest pictures. The fifteen-minute spots were usually created by recording a piece of the movie's soundtrack, although occasionally they would feature the Stars talking about their film. Musicals would feature a song or two from the picture, and if there would have been a way to put the dancers from a big production number on the radio, they probably would have done that as well.

The fifteen-minute movie spots became known as "fillers" because the studios would distribute them to local radio stations and allow them to play them whenever they had an open place in their broadcast schedule. It was a cheap way to fill what might have been dead air, the audience was usually entertained, and the studios gained greater exposure and awareness for their movies.

The earliest radio filler in this collection includes 1933's Design for Living starring Gary Cooper and Fredric March, the musical comedy Girl Without a Room, and Too Much Harmony with Bing Crosby. The last was Trail Street (1947) from RKO starring Randolph Scott and Gabby Hayes. Warner Bros, RKO, and Paramount all contributed fillers, but one of the most prolific was MGM who was able to nearly recreate their roaring lion logo and "Ars Gratia Artis" banner with their "Leo is on the air!" opening.

See also: Movie PreviewsLeo is on the Air, Hollywood is on the Air, and Paramount is on the Air.

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    92 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 20 hours, 29 min
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      92 shows - total playtime 20 hours 29 minutes
      1. A Day At Races (1937) Marx Brothers.mp3
      2. After the Thin Man (1936) William Powell, Myrna Loy.mp3
      3. Artists and Models (1937) Jack Benny, Ida Lupino.mp3
      4. Babes in Arms (1939) Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney.mp3
      5. Babes On Broadway (1941) Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney.mp3
      6. Balalaika (1940).mp3
      7. Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934).mp3
      8. Bells of St. Mary's (1946) Bing Crosby, I Bergman.mp3
      9. Big Broadcast of 1937 (1937) J Benny, Burns Allen.mp3
      10. Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938) Bob Hope, W. C. Fields.mp3
      11. Blue Dahlia (1946) Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake.mp3
      12. Born to Dance (1936) Jimmy Stewart.mp3
      13. Broadway Gondolier (1935).mp3
      14. Broadway Melody of 1936(1935) Jack Benny.mp3
      15. Broadway Serenade (1939).mp3.tmp.mp3
      16. Cairo (1942) Robert Young.mp3
      17. Camille (1936) Greta Garbo, Lionel Barrymore.mp3.tmp.mp3
      18. Captains Courageous (1937) Spencer Tracy.mp3
      19. Champagne Waltz (1937) Fred MacMurray.mp3
      20. Coconut Grove (1938) Fred MacMurray.mp3.tmp.mp3
      21. College Holiday (1936) Jack Benny, Burns Allen.mp3
      22. Conquest (1937) Greta Garbo.mp3
      23. Courtship of Andy Hardy (1942) Mickey Rooney.mp3
      24. Dames (1934) Dick Powell.mp3
      25. Dancing Co-Eds (1939) Lana Turner.mp3
      26. David Copperfield(1935) W.C. Fields, Lionel Barrymore.mp3
      27. Design For Living (1933) Gary Cooper.mp3
      28. Double or Nothing (1937) Bing Crosby, Martha Raye.mp3
      29. Everybody Sing (1938) Judy Garland, Fanny Brice.mp3
      30. Firefly (1937).mp3
      31. Fleet's In (1942) Dorothy Lamour, Betty Hutton.mp3
      32. Flight Command (1940) Robert Taylor, Walter Pidgeon.mp3
      33. For Me And My Gal (1942) Judy Garland, Gene Kelly.mp3
      34. Gay Divorcee (1934) Astaire, Rogers, Grable.mp3
      35. Girl of the Golden West (1938).mp3
      36. Girl Without A Room (1933).mp3
      37. Go Into Your Dance (1935) Al Jolson.mp3.tmp.mp3
      38. Golddiggers of 1935 (1935) Dick Powell.mp3
      39. Goldwyn Follies (1938) Bergen McCarthy.mp3
      40. Gorgeous Hussy (1936) Joan Crawford, Robert Taylor.mp3
      41. Great American Broadcast (1941).mp3
      42. Great Waltz (1938) George Huston.mp3
      43. Great Zigfield (1936) William Powell, Fannie Brice.mp3
      44. Hardy Family.mp3
      45. Harold Teen (1934).mp3
      46. Here Comes Band (1942).mp3
      47. High Wide and Handsome (1937) Irene Dunn.mp3
      48. I Married An Angel (1942) Nelson Eddie.mp3
      49. In Caliente(1935).mp3
      50. Kid From Brooklyn (1946) Danny Kaye.mp3
      51. Let Freedom Ring (1939).mp3
      52. Libelled Lady (1936) Jean Harlow.mp3
      53. Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941) Mickey Rooney.mp3
      54. Listen Darling (1938) Judy Garland, Freddy Bartholomew.mp3
      55. Little Nelly Kelly (1940) Judy Garland.mp3
      56. Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938) Mickey Rooney, Judy Garlan.mp3
      57. Love On Run (1936) Joan Crawford, Clark Gable.mp3
      58. Love Thy Neighbor (1940) Fred Allen, Jack Benny.mp3
      59. Man About Town (1939) Jack Benny, Dorothy Lamour.mp3
      60. Marx Brothers Go West (1940).mp3
      61. Merry Widow (1934) Maurice Chevalier.mp3
      62. Monsieur Beucaire (1946) Bob Hope.mp3
      63. Mountain Music (1937) Martha Raye.mp3
      64. Mr. Bugs Goes To Town (1942) animated feature.mp3
      65. Mutiny On Bounty (1935) Laughton, Clark Gable.mp3
      66. New Faces of 1937 (1937) Milton Berle.mp3
      67. Northwest Mounted Police (1940) Gary Cooper.mp3
      68. One In A Million (1936) Don Ameche.mp3
      69. Parnell (1936) Clark Gable, Myrna Loy.mp3
      70. Pigskin Parade (1936) Judy Garland, Betty Grable.mp3
      71. Reckless (1934) Jean Harlow, Dick Powell.mp3
      72. Rio Rita (1942) Abbott Costello.mp3
      73. Roberta(1935) Astaire, Rogers, Irene Dunn.mp3
      74. Rosalie (1937).mp3
      75. Rosalie (1938).mp3
      76. Search For Beauty (1934) Burns Allen, Ida Lupino.mp3
      77. Shipmates Forever(1935).mp3
      78. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Walt Disney.mp3
      79. Song of the Islands (1942) Betty Grable, Victor Mature.mp3
      80. Song of the South (1946) Walt Disney.mp3
      81. Starmaker (1939) Bing Crosby.mp3
      82. Strike Up Band (1940) Judy Garland.mp3
      83. Sunny (1941) Irene Dunn, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers.mp3
      84. Suzy (1936) Jean Harlow, Cary Grant.mp3
      85. They Gave Him A Gun (1937) Spencer Tracy.mp3
      86. This Way Please (1937) Fibber McGee Molly, B Grable.mp3
      87. Three Musketeers (1948) Lana Turner, Gene Kelly.mp3
      88. Too Much Harmony (1933) Bing Crosby.mp3
      89. Trail Street (1947) Randolph Scott, Gabby Hayes.mp3
      90. Twenty Million Sweethearts (1934) D Powell, G Rogers.mp3
      91. Wake Up And Live (1937) Alice Faye.mp3
      92. Wizard of Oz (1939) Judy Garland.mp3
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    total playtime 20 hours, 29 min
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      92 shows - total playtime 20 hours 29 minutes
      1. A Day At Races (1937) Marx Brothers.mp3
      2. After the Thin Man (1936) William Powell, Myrna Loy.mp3
      3. Artists and Models (1937) Jack Benny, Ida Lupino.mp3
      4. Babes in Arms (1939) Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney.mp3
      5. Babes On Broadway (1941) Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney.mp3
      6. Balalaika (1940).mp3
      7. Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934).mp3
      8. Bells of St. Mary's (1946) Bing Crosby, I Bergman.mp3
      9. Big Broadcast of 1937 (1937) J Benny, Burns Allen.mp3
      10. Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938) Bob Hope, W. C. Fields.mp3
      11. Blue Dahlia (1946) Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake.mp3
      12. Born to Dance (1936) Jimmy Stewart.mp3
      13. Broadway Gondolier (1935).mp3
      14. Broadway Melody of 1936(1935) Jack Benny.mp3
      15. Broadway Serenade (1939).mp3.tmp.mp3
      16. Cairo (1942) Robert Young.mp3
      17. Camille (1936) Greta Garbo, Lionel Barrymore.mp3.tmp.mp3
      18. Captains Courageous (1937) Spencer Tracy.mp3
      19. Champagne Waltz (1937) Fred MacMurray.mp3
      20. Coconut Grove (1938) Fred MacMurray.mp3.tmp.mp3
      21. College Holiday (1936) Jack Benny, Burns Allen.mp3
      22. Conquest (1937) Greta Garbo.mp3
      23. Courtship of Andy Hardy (1942) Mickey Rooney.mp3
      24. Dames (1934) Dick Powell.mp3
      25. Dancing Co-Eds (1939) Lana Turner.mp3
      26. David Copperfield(1935) W.C. Fields, Lionel Barrymore.mp3
      27. Design For Living (1933) Gary Cooper.mp3
      28. Double or Nothing (1937) Bing Crosby, Martha Raye.mp3
      29. Everybody Sing (1938) Judy Garland, Fanny Brice.mp3
      30. Firefly (1937).mp3
      31. Fleet's In (1942) Dorothy Lamour, Betty Hutton.mp3
      32. Flight Command (1940) Robert Taylor, Walter Pidgeon.mp3
      33. For Me And My Gal (1942) Judy Garland, Gene Kelly.mp3
      34. Gay Divorcee (1934) Astaire, Rogers, Grable.mp3
      35. Girl of the Golden West (1938).mp3
      36. Girl Without A Room (1933).mp3
      37. Go Into Your Dance (1935) Al Jolson.mp3.tmp.mp3
      38. Golddiggers of 1935 (1935) Dick Powell.mp3
      39. Goldwyn Follies (1938) Bergen McCarthy.mp3
      40. Gorgeous Hussy (1936) Joan Crawford, Robert Taylor.mp3
      41. Great American Broadcast (1941).mp3
      42. Great Waltz (1938) George Huston.mp3
      43. Great Zigfield (1936) William Powell, Fannie Brice.mp3
      44. Hardy Family.mp3
      45. Harold Teen (1934).mp3
      46. Here Comes Band (1942).mp3
      47. High Wide and Handsome (1937) Irene Dunn.mp3
      48. I Married An Angel (1942) Nelson Eddie.mp3
      49. In Caliente(1935).mp3
      50. Kid From Brooklyn (1946) Danny Kaye.mp3
      51. Let Freedom Ring (1939).mp3
      52. Libelled Lady (1936) Jean Harlow.mp3
      53. Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941) Mickey Rooney.mp3
      54. Listen Darling (1938) Judy Garland, Freddy Bartholomew.mp3
      55. Little Nelly Kelly (1940) Judy Garland.mp3
      56. Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938) Mickey Rooney, Judy Garlan.mp3
      57. Love On Run (1936) Joan Crawford, Clark Gable.mp3
      58. Love Thy Neighbor (1940) Fred Allen, Jack Benny.mp3
      59. Man About Town (1939) Jack Benny, Dorothy Lamour.mp3
      60. Marx Brothers Go West (1940).mp3
      61. Merry Widow (1934) Maurice Chevalier.mp3
      62. Monsieur Beucaire (1946) Bob Hope.mp3
      63. Mountain Music (1937) Martha Raye.mp3
      64. Mr. Bugs Goes To Town (1942) animated feature.mp3
      65. Mutiny On Bounty (1935) Laughton, Clark Gable.mp3
      66. New Faces of 1937 (1937) Milton Berle.mp3
      67. Northwest Mounted Police (1940) Gary Cooper.mp3
      68. One In A Million (1936) Don Ameche.mp3
      69. Parnell (1936) Clark Gable, Myrna Loy.mp3
      70. Pigskin Parade (1936) Judy Garland, Betty Grable.mp3
      71. Reckless (1934) Jean Harlow, Dick Powell.mp3
      72. Rio Rita (1942) Abbott Costello.mp3
      73. Roberta(1935) Astaire, Rogers, Irene Dunn.mp3
      74. Rosalie (1937).mp3
      75. Rosalie (1938).mp3
      76. Search For Beauty (1934) Burns Allen, Ida Lupino.mp3
      77. Shipmates Forever(1935).mp3
      78. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Walt Disney.mp3
      79. Song of the Islands (1942) Betty Grable, Victor Mature.mp3
      80. Song of the South (1946) Walt Disney.mp3
      81. Starmaker (1939) Bing Crosby.mp3
      82. Strike Up Band (1940) Judy Garland.mp3
      83. Sunny (1941) Irene Dunn, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers.mp3
      84. Suzy (1936) Jean Harlow, Cary Grant.mp3
      85. They Gave Him A Gun (1937) Spencer Tracy.mp3
      86. This Way Please (1937) Fibber McGee Molly, B Grable.mp3
      87. Three Musketeers (1948) Lana Turner, Gene Kelly.mp3
      88. Too Much Harmony (1933) Bing Crosby.mp3
      89. Trail Street (1947) Randolph Scott, Gabby Hayes.mp3
      90. Twenty Million Sweethearts (1934) D Powell, G Rogers.mp3
      91. Wake Up And Live (1937) Alice Faye.mp3
      92. Wizard of Oz (1939) Judy Garland.mp3
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    92 recordings on 19 Audio CDs
    total playtime 20 hours, 29 min

    Radio Fillers Disc A001

    1. A Day At Races (1937) Marx Brothers
    2. After the Thin Man (1936) William Powell, Myrna Loy
    3. Artists and Models (1937) Jack Benny, Ida Lupino
    4. Babes in Arms (1939) Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney
    5. Babes On Broadway (1941) Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

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    Radio Fillers Disc A002

    1. Balalaika (1940)
    2. Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)
    3. Bells of St. Mary's (1946) Bing Crosby, I Bergman
    4. Big Broadcast of 1937 (1937) J Benny, Burns Allen
    5. Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938) Bob Hope, W. C. Fields

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    Radio Fillers Disc A003

    1. Blue Dahlia (1946) Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake
    2. Born to Dance (1936) Jimmy Stewart
    3. Broadway Gondolier (1935)
    4. Broadway Melody of 1936(1935) Jack Benny
    5. Broadway Serenade (1939).tmp
    6. Cairo (1942) Robert Young

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    Radio Fillers Disc A004

    1. Camille (1936) Greta Garbo, Lionel Barrymore.tmp
    2. Captains Courageous (1937) Spencer Tracy
    3. Champagne Waltz (1937) Fred MacMurray
    4. Coconut Grove (1938) Fred MacMurray.tmp
    5. College Holiday (1936) Jack Benny, Burns Allen

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    Radio Fillers Disc A005

    1. Conquest (1937) Greta Garbo
    2. Courtship of Andy Hardy (1942) Mickey Rooney
    3. Dames (1934) Dick Powell
    4. Dancing Co-Eds (1939) Lana Turner
    5. David Copperfield(1935) W.C. Fields, Lionel Barrymore
    6. Design For Living (1933) Gary Cooper

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    Radio Fillers Disc A006

    1. Double or Nothing (1937) Bing Crosby, Martha Raye
    2. Everybody Sing (1938) Judy Garland, Fanny Brice
    3. Firefly (1937)
    4. Fleet's In (1942) Dorothy Lamour, Betty Hutton
    5. Flight Command (1940) Robert Taylor, Walter Pidgeon

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    Radio Fillers Disc A007

    1. For Me And My Gal (1942) Judy Garland, Gene Kelly
    2. Gay Divorcee (1934) Astaire, Rogers, Grable
    3. Girl of the Golden West (1938)
    4. Girl Without A Room (1933)
    5. Go Into Your Dance (1935) Al Jolson.tmp

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    Radio Fillers Disc A008

    1. Golddiggers of 1935 (1935) Dick Powell
    2. Goldwyn Follies (1938) Bergen McCarthy
    3. Gorgeous Hussy (1936) Joan Crawford, Robert Taylor
    4. Great American Broadcast (1941)
    5. Great Waltz (1938) George Huston

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    Radio Fillers Disc A009

    1. Great Zigfield (1936) William Powell, Fannie Brice
    2. Hardy Family
    3. Harold Teen (1934)
    4. Here Comes Band (1942)
    5. High Wide and Handsome (1937) Irene Dunn

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    Radio Fillers Disc A010

    1. I Married An Angel (1942) Nelson Eddie
    2. In Caliente(1935)
    3. Kid From Brooklyn (1946) Danny Kaye
    4. Let Freedom Ring (1939)

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    Radio Fillers Disc A011

    1. Libelled Lady (1936) Jean Harlow
    2. Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941) Mickey Rooney
    3. Listen Darling (1938) Judy Garland, Freddy Bartholomew
    4. Little Nelly Kelly (1940) Judy Garland
    5. Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938) Mickey Rooney, Judy Garlan

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    Radio Fillers Disc A012

    1. Love On Run (1936) Joan Crawford, Clark Gable
    2. Love Thy Neighbor (1940) Fred Allen, Jack Benny
    3. Man About Town (1939) Jack Benny, Dorothy Lamour
    4. Marx Brothers Go West (1940)
    5. Merry Widow (1934) Maurice Chevalier

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    Radio Fillers Disc A013

    1. Monsieur Beucaire (1946) Bob Hope
    2. Mountain Music (1937) Martha Raye
    3. Mr. Bugs Goes To Town (1942) animated feature
    4. Mutiny On Bounty (1935) Laughton, Clark Gable
    5. New Faces of 1937 (1937) Milton Berle

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    Radio Fillers Disc A014

    1. Northwest Mounted Police (1940) Gary Cooper
    2. One In A Million (1936) Don Ameche
    3. Parnell (1936) Clark Gable, Myrna Loy
    4. Pigskin Parade (1936) Judy Garland, Betty Grable
    5. Reckless (1934) Jean Harlow, Dick Powell

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    Radio Fillers Disc A015

    1. Rio Rita (1942) Abbott Costello
    2. Roberta(1935) Astaire, Rogers, Irene Dunn
    3. Rosalie (1937)
    4. Rosalie (1938)
    5. Search For Beauty (1934) Burns Allen, Ida Lupino

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    Radio Fillers Disc A016

    1. Shipmates Forever(1935)
    2. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Walt Disney
    3. Song of the Islands (1942) Betty Grable, Victor Mature
    4. Song of the South (1946) Walt Disney

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    Radio Fillers Disc A017

    1. Starmaker (1939) Bing Crosby
    2. Strike Up Band (1940) Judy Garland
    3. Sunny (1941) Irene Dunn, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers
    4. Suzy (1936) Jean Harlow, Cary Grant

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    Radio Fillers Disc A018

    1. They Gave Him A Gun (1937) Spencer Tracy
    2. This Way Please (1937) Fibber McGee Molly, B Grable
    3. Three Musketeers (1948) Lana Turner, Gene Kelly
    4. Too Much Harmony (1933) Bing Crosby

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    Radio Fillers Disc A019

    1. Trail Street (1947) Randolph Scott, Gabby Hayes
    2. Twenty Million Sweethearts (1934) D Powell, G Rogers
    3. Wake Up And Live (1937) Alice Faye
    4. Wizard of Oz (1939) Judy Garland

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