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Bright Lights (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 27 July 1935 (USA)
Joe and Fay Wilson are a happily married vaudeville team. But when a reporter discovers, that one of the chorus girls in the troupe is a slightly eccentric heiress, who bugs sometimes out ... See full summary »

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Claire Whitmore
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Joe and Fay Wilson are a happily married vaudeville team. But when a reporter discovers, that one of the chorus girls in the troupe is a slightly eccentric heiress, who bugs sometimes out to do something strange (e.g. being a chorus girl in vaudeville), the manager decides that Joe had to do is act on Broadway -with the heiress- and the heiress falls in love with him, his marriage is threatened. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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STARS! SONGS! GIRLS! GAGS! (original poster - all caps) See more »

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27 July 1935 (USA)  »

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Broadway Joe  »

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Featured in Daffy Duck in Hollywood (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

She Was an Acrobat's Daughter
(1935) (uncredited)
Lyrics by Bert Kalmar
Music by Harry Ruby
Sung by Joe E. Brown
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Shimmering early Joe E. Brown rags-to-riches
29 January 2003 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

If seen as a comedy, this one doesn't have enough laughs, but as a showbiz boy-gets-famous-and-cheats-on-wife tale, it works. Brown is fantastic as a brash, egotistical jokester who rises to the top. The photography is great with director Berkely in top form when he's shooting vaudeville routines from directly overhead. Some of the antics look like they were made up on the spot, and the final scene where Brown returns to see his wife's performance is like something done by Fellini.


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