Wake Up and Live Poster

Release Date: 1937

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
Ben Bernie (himself) is about to take the stage with his band at a trendy New York City club when Walter Winchell (himself), a wise-cracking gossip reporter, makes some choice quips at Ben's expense in front of the audience. And so begins a very public series of back-and-forth insults, with Ben and Walter eventually involving others in their game of one-upmanship, including the beautiful singing starlet Alice Huntley (Alice Faye) and a honey-voiced man with a crippling case of stage fright.

Cast: Walter Winchell, Ben Bernie, Alice Faye

Director: Sidney Lanfield

Genres: Musical comedy

Keywords: Rescue, Engaging, Playful, Rivalry, New York City, Witty, 1930s