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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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Dan Wheeler
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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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Comedy | Music

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27 July 1935 (USA)  »

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Broadway Joe  »

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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Nobody Cares If I'm Blue
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Akst
Lyrics by Grant Clarke
Sung by Patricia Ellis
Also danced by Joe E. Brown
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Incandescent rendering of timeless Boy-Gets-Famous-and-Fools-Around
27 October 2000 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

This film is only funny in a couple of spots, it features mostly static camera, routine burlesque performances, and dated humour. But Joe E Brown is incredibly confident and energetic, generating charisma by the barrelful. Patricia Ellis is quite fetching as the Bad Girl who tries to pry him from Ann Dvorak. Busby Berkeley stages some incredible shots from the ceiling of the theater where the characters are performing, and much of it is so spontaneous it seems like they're making it up on the spot. A lousy comedy, but a very interesting film. The ending scene where Brown returns to his wife's stage performance is as moving as an ending from early Fellini.


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