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Broadway Gondolier (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 27 July 1935 (USA)
Dick Purcell is an American taxi driver who wants to become a singer promoting cheese products. Oddly he thinks the way to do it is to become a gondolier from Venice. Along the way he sings and woos a sassy secretary Alice.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Richard 'Dick' Purcell, aka Ricardo Purcelli
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Alice Hughes
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Professor Eduardo de Vinci
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Mrs. Flaggenheim
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Cliff Stanley
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Music Critic Hayward
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E.V. Richards, Radio Producer
Ted Fio Rito ...
Ted Fio Roto - Orchestra Leader (as himself)
The Mills Brothers ...
The Four Mills Brothers (as The Four Mills Brothers)
Donald Mills ...
Member of the Mills Brothers
Harry Mills ...
Member of the Mills Brothers
Herbert Mills ...
Member of the Mills Brothers
John Mills ...
Member of the Mills Brothers
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Music Critic Gilmore
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'Red' (as Joseph Sauers)
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Dick Purcell is an American taxi driver who wants to become a singer promoting cheese products. Oddly he thinks the way to do it is to become a gondolier from Venice. Along the way he sings and woos a sassy secretary Alice.

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LOVERS ENRAPTURED -- ...Sweethearts enthralled in the light of venetian moonbeams and music!


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27 July 1935 (USA)  »

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Efterlyst i radioen  »

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Trivia

Joseph E. Bernard is listed in the studio records in the role of "Official", but was not seen in the print. See more »

Quotes

Cliff Stanley: Ah, the goddess of light, herself, the fairest lady in all Babylon. How are you, baby?
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Connections

Referenced in The Black Network (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

For Lovers Only
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played as background music
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28 September 1999 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

It's been awhile since I saw this... It's a fun, harmless Warner Bros. musical of the '30's, with Dick Powell as an American crooner who moves to Italy to be a Gondolier, then (of course) gets discovered by a whacky American rich-lady, out to provide a "real" Singing-Gondolier for her husbands radio show... You get the idea. He falls for an adorable Joan Blondell while trying to hide his real identity... the movie's a lot of fun if you're not looking for great depth or meaning. Typical of the Warner Bros. musical machine of the day, but still fun.


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