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Broadway Babies (1929)

Unrated | | Drama, Musical | 14 April 1930 (Hungary)
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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Bodil Rosing ...
Durgan
Maurice Black ...
Nick Stepanos
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Perc Gessant
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August Brand
Jocelyn Lee ...
Blossom Royal
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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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14 April 1930 (Hungary)  »

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Broadway Daddies  »

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(Vitaphone) (Western Electric Apparatus)

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1.33 : 1
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In September 1928, Warner Bros. Pictures purchased a majority interest in First National Pictures and from that point on, all "First National" productions were actually made under Warner Bros. control, even though the two companies continued to retain separate identities until the mid-1930's, after which time "A Warner Bros.-First National Picture" was often used. See more »

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August Brand: Mr. Gessant is in the importing business in Detroit.
Dee Foster: Really? Importing? Oh, you mean perfumes and things like that in bottles?
Nick Stepanos: Yeah, in bottles.
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References Saturday's Children (1929) See more »

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Broadway Baby Dolls
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by George W. Meyer
Lyrics Al Bryan
Sung by Alice White (dubbed by Belle Mann) in the last show
Danced to by Alice White and chorus in the show
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Snappy Alice White
11 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Terrific little musical that stars Alice White as a chorus girl who gets the big break and becomes a Broadway star. Not much on plot but White is a dynamo with three big song and dance numbers (and she's really good): "Jig Jig Jigaloo," "Wishing and Waiting for Love," and "Broadway Babies." The songs are snappy and memorable. There's also a big finale. There's a terrific scene of the guys playing cards in a hotel room and looking our across the alley into the rehearsal hall where White and company are dancing.

Sally Eilers and Marion Byron are the girl friends. Charles Delaney is the boy friend. Fred Kohler is the big shot. Tom Dugan is the stuttering sidekick. Bodil Rosing, Jocelyn Lee, and Aggie Herring co-star.

White was a major star during the early talkie period, and it's easy to see why from this film and Show Girl in Hollywood. She was wide-eyed and bright. She wasn't a great actress or singer but she's got a snappy personality, and she carried the flapper into talkies.


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