They Call It Sin

They Call It Sin (1932). Yip and Jay Gorney had just made Broadway history with their classic “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” when this Warner Bros. drama was released in the fall of 1932. Their uncredited contribution to this feature is “Where Are You?” sung in a rehearsal scene by Clarence Nordstrom (best remembered as the “groom” in the “Shuffle Off to Buffalo” number from 42nd Street which was released a few months after this film). Snippets of “You’ll Never Lose Me” (a 1930 German tango with music by Juan Llossas to which Yip later supplied an English-language lyric) are also used throughout.