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Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937)

Passed  |   |  Musical, Romance  |  20 August 1937 (USA)
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Steve Raleight wants to produce a show on Broadway. He finds a backer, Herman Whipple and a leading lady, Sally Lee. But Caroline Whipple forces Steve to use a known star, not a newcomer. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sally Lee
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Sonny Ledford
Binnie Barnes ...
Caroline Whipple
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Peter Trot
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Alice Clayton
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Betty Clayton
Charles Igor Gorin ...
Nicki Papaloopas
Raymond Walburn ...
Herman Whipple
Robert Benchley ...
Duffy
Willie Howard ...
The Waiter
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James K. Blakeley
Robert Wildhack ...
The Sneezer
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George Papaloopas
Barnett Parker ...
Jerry Jason
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Steve Raleight wants to produce a show on Broadway. He finds a backer, Herman Whipple and a leading lady, Sally Lee. But Caroline Whipple forces Steve to use a known star, not a newcomer. Sally purchases a horse, she used to train when her parents had a farm before the depression and with to ex-vaudevillians, Sonny Ledford and Peter Trott she trains it to win a race, providing the money Steve needs for his show. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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So New It's a Year Ahead

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20 August 1937 (USA)  »

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The Broadway Melody of 1937  »

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Trivia

Several cast members of Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935) were also scheduled to appear in this film in the pre-production stage including Una Merkel, Sid Silvers and Frances Langford but the ideas of carrying over the previous film's cast was eventually abandoned. See more »

Goofs

During the number "I'm Feeling Like a Million," Sally's skirt is wet after splashing in the puddles, but in the next scene her skirt is dry again. See more »

Quotes

Alice Clayton: Is he deaf?
Jerry Jason: Well, he was the last time when I asked him for a raise.
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Soundtracks

The Toreador Song
(1875) (uncredited)
from "Carmen"
Music by Georges Bizet
Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy
Sung by Charles Igor Gorin in the opening scene
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Not one of the best Broadway Melodies, but it has some great numbers!
16 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

What we have here is one of those none-too-inspired screenplays which the players are forced to pep up by shouting their lines at the top of their voices! Alas! Only Billy Gilbert can get away with this sort of stratagem. The others just seem ridiculous. However, never mind the silly story (this is one of the very few musicals with a horse-racing background), the movie's chief assets are its song and dance numbers, including a box-car dance with Eleanor Powell, George Murphy and Buddy Ebsen, two songs by Judy Garland (including the justly famous, "You Made Me Love You"), and. topping them all, a very lively and vastly amusing romp in the rain by Powell and Murphy. The movie was choreographed by the vastly under-rated Dave Gould and attractively photographed in black-and-white by William Daniels (although I understand Ray June worked on the film too).


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