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Lord Byron of Broadway (1930)

Passed | | Musical, Romance, Drama | 28 February 1930 (USA)
A tunesmith, a user and an out-and-out heel, puts the stories of his broken romances into song, turning old love letters into lyrics, and capitalizing on the death of his best friend to ... See full summary »

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Roy
Ethelind Terry ...
Ardis
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Nancy
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Joe
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Bessie
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Phil
Drew Demorest ...
Edwards
Jack Byron ...
Mr. Millaire (as John Byron)
Rita Flynn ...
Red Head
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Blondie
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Riccardi
Pauline Paquette ...
Marie (as Pauline Paquet)
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A tunesmith, a user and an out-and-out heel, puts the stories of his broken romances into song, turning old love letters into lyrics, and capitalizing on the death of his best friend to turn it into the subject of a tear-jerker that turns into a hit. Written by Stan Skiemwierczowski

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Musical | Romance | Drama

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28 February 1930 (USA)  »

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| (Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric System)

Color:

| (2-strip Technicolor) (two sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Two musical sequences, totaling 878 feet, were filmed in 2-strip Technicolor, and occur in Reels #4 & #6, and survive in the TCM print. The first number, The Woman in the Shoe, was re-used in Nertsery Rhymes (1933) and the second number, Blue Daughter of Heaven, was re-used in Roast-Beef and Movies (1934). See more »

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Edited into Nertsery Rhymes (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

The Japanese Sandman
(1920) (uncredited)
Music Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Ray Egan
Sung by Cliff Edwards in his vaudeville show
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A very early charmer. Musical as can be.
15 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is full of very talented actors and actresses, who I've never seen before, and don't know their names. I think 1930 is getting pretty close to the start of talkies, but the sound is fine in this one. Its full of good songs and good performers, instrumental and vocal, men and women. Dancing extraordinaire! Busby Berkely type routines on stage with Circles of high kicking young ladies. This captures the feeling and the passion of the music of this day. Charles Kaley, (Roy Erskine) is one of the main singers and actors. He is superb in both respects. The ladies opposite him are perfect to a "T" also. Flappers galore. Where are they now? If you would like to be taken back to the 20's in fine style, catch this short film. Dave Danzl


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