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  • Actually, the one bit about it that was funny to me is that the police officer kept calling her 'Mother' instead of 'Ma'am' or something more appropriate

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      Breakfast in Hollywood from 1946 has some very delightful moments in it. Apparently, this was a real radio show that was broadcast in Hollywood with host Tom Breneman, who appears as himself in this motion picture that uses his show as a catalyst for several small sub stories.

      The cast of characters range broadly, from the young Dorothy Larson (Bonita Granville), a Minnesota gal who quit her job to look for her fiance, to Mrs. Annie Reed (Beulah Bondi), a

      senior citizen who lives with her dog, Tippy. We actually see her leaving her home at the beginning to walk to the show. It’s an adorable scene. I love her talking to her dog. Then she gets hit by a car as she crossed the street, but insists on going to the show anyway.

      Actually, the one bit about it that was funny to me is that the police officer kept calling her ‘Mother’ instead of ‘Ma’am’ ...

      • or something more appropriate.

        Edward Ryan played Ken Smith, also from Minnesota, who just finished his service and actually hitchhikes to the show with Breneman without knowing it. Breneman pairs Smith up with Larson with unexpected results.

        Another star is Billie Burke, whose husband is cheating on her. Then there is Zasu Pitts who plays Elvira Spriggens. She wears an odd hat trying to get Breneman’s attention in the show’s regular hat segment.

        There’s also a neat bit with Hedda

        Hopper, who is sitting at a table with Breneman’s mother as well as the moms of Gary Cooper and Joan Crawford. Then there are some singing celebrities, including Nat King Cole. Andy Russell was good, too.

        Basically, this movie is a pleasant piece about being needed and having a purpose in life, and somehow, Breneman ends up in the middle of most all of it. The cast is superb and overall, the movie is pretty pleasing to watch.

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