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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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Cast

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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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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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Musical | Romance | Drama

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Passed
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28 February 1930 (USA)  »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (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 »

Connections

Edited into Nertsery Rhymes (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Should I?
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics Arthur Freed
Sung by Charles Kaley at a nightclub
Reprised by Ethelind Terry at a recording studio
Played at the end
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Not for Everyone But Still Worth A Look
22 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

Don't let some ol' sourpusses diminish the charm of this admittedly antique musical. For those who find early sound musicals innately fascinating, this one is a key film, particularly for the two-strip Technicolor sequences. And the music is very, very evocative of the era. I'm glad we have such early films available on TCM, since they don't deserve obscurity, whatever their dated qualities. There >is< definitely something to like about this film, which is unfortunately at the mercy of sometimes ignorant and unforgiving 21st century sensibilities. Look beyond the hokey acting and let the authentic feel and sound of the late '20s cast a unique spell. It's still worth a visit.


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