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Stars Over Broadway (1935)

Approved | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 23 November 1935 (USA)
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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Joan Garrett
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Jan King
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Nora Wyman
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Offkey Cramer
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Freddy
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Minotti
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Molly
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Announcer
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Crane
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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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Drama | Musical | Romance

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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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At Your Service, Madame
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Played during the opening credits
Also played when Freddy is introduced to Al and Jan at Witmark's
Performed by James Melton, Jane Froman and chorus
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See it for the glimpse of Jane Froman
12 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hoary old chestnut about the rush to stardom, losing control when you're at the top and setting things right. If you're a fan of light opera than you'll enjoy Melton's singing but his acting is strictly dinner theatre quality and he photographs like a cross between Dagwood Bumstead and a shiny lemon.

Fortunately the film has Pat O'Brien, Frank McHugh and Marie Wilson to inject some life into the proceedings but even with them it's an average affair.

The real reason to catch this is the presence of Jane Froman in the cast. The singer famed for her war work and catastrophic accident immortalized in With a Song in My Heart didn't make many films and while this one isn't much she sings beautifully.


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