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Broadway Thru a Keyhole (1933)

 -  Musical  -  2 November 1933 (USA)
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Racketeer Frank Rocci is smitten with Joan Whelan, a dancer at Texas Guinan's famous Broadway night spot. He uses his influence to help her get a starring role in the show, hoping that it ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Constance Cummings ...
Joan Whelan
Russ Columbo ...
Clark Brian
Paul Kelly ...
Frank Rocci
Blossom Seeley ...
Sybil Smith
Gregory Ratoff ...
Max Mefoofski
Texas Guinan ...
Tex Kaley
Abe Lyman ...
Orchestra leader
Hugh O'Connell ...
Chuck Haskins
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
Peanuts Dinwiddie
Frances Williams ...
Frances Williams
Eddie Foy Jr. ...
Joan's partner
George Mann ...
George Mann -Columnist
C. Henry Gordon ...
Tim Crowley
William Burress ...
Thomas Barnum
...
Esther
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Racketeer Frank Rocci is smitten with Joan Whelan, a dancer at Texas Guinan's famous Broadway night spot. He uses his influence to help her get a starring role in the show, hoping that it will also get Joan to fall in love with him. After scoring a hit, Joan accepts Frank's marriage proposal, more out of gratitude than love. The situation gets even stickier when she falls for a handsome band leader during a trip to Florida. Can she tell Frank she's in love with someone else? Written by Daniel Bubbeo <DanNGM@aol.com>

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2 November 1933 (USA)  »

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Broadway Love  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Film is based so exactly on the courtship of Ruby Keeler and Al Jolson that Jolson, having read the script, knocked out Walter Winchell when they met accidentally at the Hollywood American Legion stadium on the night of July 21, 1933. Keeler, who was a dancer at Texas Guinan's nightclub, was dating gangster Larry Fay when she met Jolson. Fay visited Jolson after hearing of this just to tell him that he could marry her. See more »

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Referenced in Myra Breckinridge (1970) See more »

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I Love You Pizzicato
by Mack Gordon and Harry Revel
Sung by Russ Columbo and Constance Cummings
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Nice B Musical Melodrama
29 November 2003 | by (Ottawa) – See all my reviews

"Broadway Through a Keyhole" is an infrequently rewarding B musical, made for Fox before it became known as 20th Century Fox. I never heard of it before but since it is a Fox musical it aroused my interest and I had to see it.

It is directed by Lowell Sherman ("Morning Glory", "She Done Him Wrong") and written by the famous radio announcer and gossip columnist Walter Winchell.

Constance Cummings is the center of the picture as Joan Whelan, the gifted dancer at Texas Guinan's famous Broadway night club. Ms. Cummings displays a certain depth and innocence to her character and really makes fall in love with her. Joan is being promoted by the pompous gangster Frank Rocci in order to woo her, but things get really interesting when Joan becomes infatuated with one of the nightclub's band leader Clark (Russ Columbo).

Not a classic but "Broadway" is very enjoyable for its cast and musical numbers. Look for a young Ann Southern as one of the burlesque dancers.


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