Manhattan Merry-Go-Round
Manhattan Merry-Go-Round film poster (note credit for Frank Hummert and the radio program)
Directed byCharles Reisner
Written byFrank Hummert
(musical revue)
Harry Sauber (screenplay)
Produced byHarry Sauber (associate producer)
StarringPhil Regan
Leo Carrillo
Ann Dvorak
CinematographyJack A. Marta
Edited byErnest J. Nims
Music byAlberto Colombo
Republic Pictures
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • November 26, 1937 (1937-11-26) (United States)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited States

Manhattan Merry-Go-Round is a 1937 American comedy film directed by Charles Reisner. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction by John Victor Mackay.[1][2]

The film is also known as Manhattan Music Box in the United Kingdom.

Plot summary

A group of gangsters take over a record company, now they strong-arm various celebrities into making records.


Louis Prima, Jack Adair, Dorothy Arnold, Stanley Blystone, Hal Craig, Gennaro Curci, Virginia Dabney, Anna Demetrio, Neal Dodd, Ralph Edwards, Elmer, Sam Finn, Al Herman, Jack Jenney and His Orchestra, Selmer Jackson, Kay Thompson, Eddie Kane, Joe King, The Lathrops, but Whitey's Lindy Hoppers, Frankie Marvin, Nellie V. Nichols, Moroni Olsen, Bob Perry, Al Rinker, Rosalean and Seville, Gertrude Short and Thelma Wunder also appear.


See also


  1. ^ "NY Times: Manhattan Merry-Go-Round". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-10-17. Retrieved 2008-12-08.
  2. ^ "The 10th Academy Awards (1938) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved May 22, 2019.