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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
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Broadway Melody of 1936.....The year of Robert Taylor and Eleanor Powell
Broadway Melody of 1936 is definitely recommended to those who have a kick for Eleanor Powell. This musical is an excellent introduction to the Queen of Taps!!! Not only does Eleanor Powell dance with such terpsichorean display but also manages to act fairly well in all her scenes. Robert Taylor as handsome as ever delights his audience in a pleasant singing voice along with June Knight and Buddy and Vilma Ebsen.
MGM's future relied but not too severely on this film, it proved a success and Eleanor Powell became an overnight star. This musical is a must see for those who adore musicals in their original state.
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