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Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)

Passed | | Musical, Romance | 20 September 1935 (USA)
Bob Gordon is staging a new Broadway Show, but he is short of money. He gets an offer of money by the young widow Lilian, if she can dance in his new show. Bert Keeler, a paper man, gets ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Irene Foster
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Bob Gordon
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Kitty Corbett
Sid Silvers ...
Snoop
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Ted
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Lillian Brent
Vilma Ebsen ...
Sally
Nick Long Jr. ...
Basil
Robert Wildhack ...
The Snorer
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Frances Langford
Harry Stockwell ...
Harry Stockwell
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Storyline

Bob Gordon is staging a new Broadway Show, but he is short of money. He gets an offer of money by the young widow Lilian, if she can dance in his new show. Bert Keeler, a paper man, gets this information and is writing about this in his column in an slight unfriendly way. Gordon's old class mate Irene Forster, a tap dancer from Albany also tries to get the leading role in this show, but Lilian insists in getting this part herself. So Irene Forster, Bert Keeler and Gordon's secretary Kitty start a little game to get Irene the leading role. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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20 September 1935 (USA)  »

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Broadway Melody of 1935  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Preceded by The Broadway Melody (1929) and followed by Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937) and Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940). Another film in the series was planned, "Broadway Melody of 1943" starring Eleanor Powell and Gene Kelly. However, that project was abandoned, and a dance number filmed by Eleanor Powell was edited into Thousands Cheer (1943). See more »

Quotes

Sally Burke: Why don't you go back and see Gordon?
Irene Foster: I will not!
Sally Burke: You *came* here to see him, didn't you?
Irene Foster: Yes, but I still have a little pride left.
Ted Burke: So's Gandhi, but he's getting awful thin.
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Connections

Featured in That's Dancing! (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Broadway Rhythm
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Played during the opening credits
Danced to by a chorus at rehearsal
Sung by Frances Langford at the nightclub
Danced to by Buddy Ebsen, Vilma Ebsen, June Knight, Nick Long Jr. and Eleanor Powell at the nightclub
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Most Fun Of The Broadway Melodies
29 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here's a good cast and a very entertaining film with laughs, endearing characters, some good tap dancing and a couple of very catchy songs.

Jack Benny is very good as the snooping obnoxious gossip reporter and Phil Silvers is humorous as Benny's dumb assistant "Snoop." Una Merkel is her typically cute and likable self;, and Eleanor Powell's tap dancing is great to watch, as always. Also interesting to watch perform is the brother-sister duo of Buddy and Velma Ebsen.

This is a strictly lightweight comedy-musical that is long on the corn but also on everything that is entertaining. I always thought this was the best of the several "Broadway Melody" movies. It's certainly the most fun one to watch.


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