Bing's success in a series of short films for Mack Sennett and in the record stores and then on the radio led to a major motion picture contract. Paramount signed Bing in 1931 to star in a series of motion pictures, the first of which was "The Big Broadcast," which featured many new radio stars in their first major motion pictures. Among Bing's co-stars were George Burns, Gracie Allen, Kate Smith, Cab Calloway and the Mills Brothers. Bing introduced the song Please in the movie, which later inspired a Beatles hit song. The Big Broadcast of 1932 was the first in a series of similar films for Paramount. The last of the series, The Big Broadcast of 1938, served as the vehicle for launching Bob Hope's movie career.

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