Second Fiddle

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  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 1939
  • Running time: 85 min
Second Fiddle is a 1939 American musical romance film directed by Sidney Lanfield and starring Sonja Henie, Tyrone Power, Rudy Vallee and Lyle Talbot. The score was composed by Irving Berlin. A Hollywood publicity agent falls in love with a new actress... read more

Second Fiddle is a 1939 American musical romance film directed by Sidney Lanfield and starring Sonja Henie, Tyrone Power, Rudy Vallee and Lyle Talbot. The score was composed by Irving Berlin. A Hollywood publicity agent falls in love with a new actress he helped to discover. The film parodies the extensive search for an actress to play Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind. It is sometimes known as Irving Berlin's Second Fiddle.

Original Release

06/30/1939

US Release

06/30/1939

Cast

Sonja Henie Trudi Hovland
Tyrone Power Jimmy Sutton
Rudy Vallee Roger Maxwell
Edna May Oliver Aunt Phoebe
Mary Healy Jean Varick
Lyle Talbot Willie Hogger
Alan Dinehart George 'Whit' Whitney / George Whitney
Minna Gombell Jenny
Stewart Reburn Trudi's Skating Partner
Spencer Charters Joe Clayton
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Sidney Lanfield

Writers

Harry Tugend, George Bradshaw, Brown Holmes

Cast

Sonja Henie Trudi Hovland
Tyrone Power Jimmy Sutton
Rudy Vallee Roger Maxwell
Edna May Oliver Aunt Phoebe
Mary Healy Jean Varick
Lyle Talbot Willie Hogger
Alan Dinehart George 'Whit' Whitney / George Whitney
Minna Gombell Jenny
Stewart Reburn Trudi's Skating Partner
Spencer Charters Joe Clayton
Charles Brokaw Assistant Director
The Brian Sisters Schoolroom Vocal Trio
John Hiestand Radio Announcer
George Chandler Taxi Driver
Irving Bacon Justice of the Peace Harvey Vaughan / Harvey Vaughan
Maurice Cass Justice of the Peace Alex Blank / Alex Blank
Don Ackerman Dancer
Ernie Alexander Photographer
Herbert Ashley Highway Patrolman
Jean Ashton Minor Role

Producers

Darryl F. Zanuck Executive Producer
Gene Markey Producer

Editors

Robert L. Simpson

1940 Oscar Best Music, Original Song Nominated
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