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Stars Over Broadway (1935)

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Al is a down on his luck promoter who is thinking of taking the final bow when he meets Jan, the singing porter. He sees something in Jan so he signs him to a contract. Al works odd jobs to... See full summary »

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Al is a down on his luck promoter who is thinking of taking the final bow when he meets Jan, the singing porter. He sees something in Jan so he signs him to a contract. Al works odd jobs to pay for Jan's singing lessons and drops the idea of Opera when he learns that it will take years. He has him sing in a nightclub and from there it is up. But Jan soon starts missing lessons and rehearsals and hits the bottle so the partnership between Al and Jan ends. Soon Jan is also unemployed and Al pays the professor to take him to Italy to see if he will be able to sing Opera. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Estrelas da Broadway  »

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Two cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Patsy Flick (The Greek) and 'Phil Regan' (Romeo). Regan had a production number with Jane Froman that was cut from the final print. A Modern source lists many other actors in the cast, two of which were not seen: Craig Reynolds (Announcer) and Bill Elliot (Young Man). See more »

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Where Am I? (Am I in Heaven?)
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Played during the opening credits
Played at Witmark's when Nora asks for sheet music
Performed by James Melton at Luigi's and during the montage
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A rare glimpse of James Melton and Jane Froman...
18 January 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

JAMES MELTON was a great tenor who never had much of a movie career and JANE FROMAN's fate in a plane crash made it impossible for her to pursue a career in films. She's very lovely and has a warm, appealing contralto voice. Melton, despite the fine pipes, lacks the charisma of a movie star in his role as a porter discovered by PAT O'BRIEN and turned into a successful radio star.

He handles his singing chores with professional ease but there's not much to be said about his bland acting. It's another story about the discovery of a new singing star while his manager makes personal sacrifices for the sake of new talent. FRANK McHUGH and MARIE Wilson offer some comedy support (not enough), and JEAN MUIR is colorless in a minor role as an aspiring singer who catches O'Brien's eye.

Melton's quick rise to stardom is too much for him and he has to be straightened out by manager O'Brien and friends when his drinking gets out of hand. The story limps toward a dramatic conclusion, but it's no use. None of it is the least bit convincing and the only lasting impression is made by JANE FROMAN, graceful and charming in a brief role.

Melton would return to the Metropolitan Opera and concert engagements, making another rare appearance in MGM's Technicolored ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1946, singing an aria from "La Traviata" and continuing success on the stage of opera houses and occasional TV appearances on shows like "The Bell Telephone Hour"--but the movies never turned out to be his medium and he never made the sort of impression in operatic roles that other operatic singers did (like NELSON EDDY or MARIO LANZA).


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