Pinky Tomlin Collection: Thanks for Listening / Sing When You're Able
Pinky Tomlin Collection (Thanks for Listening / Sing While You're Able / With Love and Kisses / Swing It Professor) (4-DVD) Zany bandleader Pinky Tomlin stars in "Thanks for Listening", "Sing While You're Able","With Love and Kisses", and "Swing It Professor". Thanks for Listening (1937) Homer Tompkins, a trusting young musician with aspirations of becoming a radio star, is installed in a fine set of offices in Reno by a quartet of "easy money" con artists who have bugged rooms and suites, with the title of "professional listener", and he passes off what he hears to his employers, Lulu, Trixie, Maurice and Champ and they use the information for blackmail purposes. They also so involve his sweetheart, Toots, that he can not withdraw even when he finally learns he is being used as a tool. Sing While You're Able (1937) A toy company owner and his daughter find a singing hillbilly in the Arkansas backwoods and take him back to the big city in hopes of helping their radio show ratings. With Love and Kisses (1936) A naïve farmer writing songs tries his chances in New York. Unlucky, he is helped by a crooner who lusts after one of his songs. Ignoring the real value of his composition, he sold it for the money he owed to his friends: $200. Swing It Professor (1937) A music professor is fired from his job for not knowing enough about modern "swing" music. He goes to Chicago to learn more about the subject in hopes of getting his job back, but he winds up getting mixed up with gangsters.