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Lord Byron of Broadway (1930)

Passed  -  Musical | Romance | Drama  -  28 February 1930 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Kaley ...
Roy
Ethelind Terry ...
Ardis
Marion Shilling ...
Nancy
...
Joe
...
Bessie
Benny Rubin ...
Phil
Drew Demorest ...
Edwards
Jack Byron ...
Mr. Millaire (as John Byron)
Rita Flynn ...
Red Head
Hazel Craven ...
Blondie
...
Riccardi
Pauline Paquette ...
Marie (as Pauline Paquet)
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Musical | Romance | Drama

Certificate:

Passed
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Release Date:

28 February 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

What Price Melody?  »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric System)

Color:

| (2-strip Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In late 1928, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer announced that it had bought Nell Martin's novel "Lord Byron of Broadway" and would be turning it into a musical with William Haines and Bessie Love. However, it went downscale when actually casting the central roles, and the lack of star power and the so unappealing story added up to a flop at the box office. Critics commented about its lackluster casting, and "Lord Byron Of Broadway" quickly sank at the box office. See more »

Connections

Edited into Nertsery Rhymes (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

The Doll Dance
(1927) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics Arthur Freed
Danced to by Rita Flynn and Hazel Craven in a 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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