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Dee lives with her two girlfriends in a boarding house. Billy is in love with Dee and runs the show where Dee is in the chorus. He has Dee stepping from the chorus to featured dancer. ... See full summary »

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Marion Byron ...
Florine Chanler (as Miriam Byron)
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Navarre King
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Billy Buvanny
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Dee lives with her two girlfriends in a boarding house. Billy is in love with Dee and runs the show where Dee is in the chorus. He has Dee stepping from the chorus to featured dancer. Gessant is a importer and gambler from Detroit. A gang is trying to keep him in town to fleece him and they use Dee as bait. He is introduced to Dee after her show and she and her friends go out with Gessant and his gambling buddies only because Dee is mad at Billy. Gessant helps her get another job as headliner at the New Moon Club. Billy and Dee break up over this job and Gessant falls for Dee. But Billy still loves Dee and Gessant loves Dee and Dee must choose who she wants. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Incandescent with "IT"! See more »

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Drama | Musical

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10 August 1931 (Finland)  »

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Broadway Daddies  »

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Vitaphone production reels #3351-3359. See more »

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References Saturday's Children (1929) See more »

Soundtracks

Wishing and Waiting for Love
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Akst
Lyrics by Grant Clarke
Sung by an unidentified man over the opening credits
Reprised by Alice White and chorus at the nightclub
Played as background music often
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Thanks to Alice White
17 November 1999 | by (Hull, Québec) – See all my reviews

Broadway Babies was Alice White's first all-talking picture. Seeing this movie convinced me that she is nowhere near as bad an actress as I've heard. It's thanks to her that I enjoyed this movie. The story, typical of it's time, tells the story of 3 "broadway musketeers" trying to break into showbusiness. Alice is more interested in the showbusiness part while her 2 friends, played by Miriam (Marion) Byron and Sally Eilers, would rather nab rich boyfriends. Alice gets her break and a wealthy potential lover (Fred Kohler, in a rare non-heavy role). But Charles Delaney is her real sweetheart. Alice admits her love for him to Fred and he releases her, clearing the way for a happy ending. If you are a fan of early talkie musicals, this one is sure to please you. Alice White is adorable and gets to sing and dance (Jig-Jig-Jigaloo!). A treat!


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