Broadway (1929)

 |  Crime, Musical  |  27 May 1929 (USA)
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A naive young dancer in a Broadway show innocently gets involved in backstage bootlegging and murder.


(as Paul Fejos)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Tryon ...
Merna Kennedy ...
Thomas E. Jackson ...
Robert Ellis ...
Otis Harlan ...
'Porky' Thompson
Paul Porcasi ...
Marion Lord ...
Fritz Feld ...
Mose Levett
Leslie Fenton ...
Arthur Housman ...
George Davis ...
Betty Francisco ...
Edythe Flynn ...
Florence Dudley ...


A naive young dancer in a Broadway show innocently gets involved in backstage bootlegging and murder.

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Carl Laemmle's stupendous talking and singing picture.


Crime | Musical





Release Date:

27 May 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Broadway - An der Todesecke der 135. Straße  »

Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)

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| (2-strip Technicolor) (finale)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Did You Know?


Produced as an all-talkie, it has inventive camera work that contrasts considerably against other, mostly static, musicals of the 1928-30 period. Director Pál Fejös developed a special crane capable of moving the extremely cumbersome camera at 600' per minute. See more »


Featured in The Universal Story (1995) See more »


Written by Con Conrad, Sidney D. Mitchell, Archie Gottler
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Most of the sound version exists.
25 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Film Forum in NYC screened the sound version of this film on July 24,2012. The Technicolor last reel of course is lost but the rest of the film was complete and ran about 108 minutes. Will not give away the plot but is worth viewing just to see the innovative use of a giant camera crane to film the Night-Club scenes. Really amazing for a film made in 1929. I must say that the acting is really not that great for a film listed as a Universal "Super Production" in the opening credits.Glenn Tryon is passable playing the role of the comedian but you have to wonder how much better the film would have been if Lee Tracy, who played the same role in the Broadway Musical that the film was based on had appeared in the film also.

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