Made on Broadway (1933)

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Jeff is the supreme press agent who has his own private club where the rich and powerful meet and drink for free. It is free until they need him and he charges a bundle. Jeff has power, ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
C. Henry Gordon ...
Mayor Starling
David Newell ...
Mayor's Secretary
Vince Barnett ...
Mr. Lepedis
Joseph Cawthorn ...


Jeff is the supreme press agent who has his own private club where the rich and powerful meet and drink for free. It is free until they need him and he charges a bundle. Jeff has power, influence and a beautiful ex-wife. Things change when Jeff saves Minnie after she jumps into the river. He gives her the fully beauty treatment and a new name, Mona Martine. He also falls hard for her, but his advances are not returned. But Mona needs Jeff, and all his expertise, when she shoots Ramon in her room. Written by Tony Fontana <>

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19 May 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Girl I Made  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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John Miljan is in studio records/casting call lists for the role of "Tucker," but he did not appear in the movie. Raymond Hatton was reported to be in the cast by Film Daily, but he was not seen either. See more »


Jeff Bidwell: [tying his neck-tie] There are three things in this world that nobody can do for you. One is brush your hair, one is tie your tie...
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My Country 'Tis of Thee
(1832) (uncredited)
Music by Lowell Mason
Based on the Music by Henry Carey from "God Save the King" (1744)
Hummed by Claire Du Brey and Robert Montgomery
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8 March 2006 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This 1933 MGM comedy is a rarity. It was filmed before the Hays Code arrival, as Harry Beaumont, its director, shows a freedom that would be rare in movies about the same theme that were done after. "Made on Broadway" is a delicious comedy that as another comment points out, its heroine seems to have been a precursor for Roxie Hart, the heroine of the film of the same name that later served as the basis for "Chicago".

The strength of this film is Robert Montgomery. Mr. Montgomery was one of the best comedy actors working in the films of that era. He brought a lot to the role and runs away with the picture. As Jeff Biidwell, the actor makes a tremendous impression as the man about town whose wife can't put up with him. Jeff is dazzled by Mona, the girl he had rescued from a sure death when she jumps from the ferry that is bringing them to Manhattan.

Sally Eilers' Mona is a calculating woman who realizes the effect she has on men. Jeff enlists his ex-wife Claire, to guide Mona through the ropes in becoming a sophisticated woman who will make Jeff proud. Sally doesn't count with the effect she has on Ramon Salinas, her dance instructor, who wants more from her. The ensuing trial will give Sally an even higher status as she becomes front page news of all the newspapers.

Among the supporting cast we see the excellent Eugene Palette who plays Jeff's valet. The beautiful Madge Evans is perfect as Claire. Ivan Lebedeff plays Ramon Salinas, the dance instructor.

At 65 minutes running time, "Made on Broadway", packs a lot of action, something that would have required another hour if it had been done for today's audiences. Harry Beaumont had everything under control and got wonderful performances all around.

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