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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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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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Storyline

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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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

In the final number "Your Broadway and My Broadway" there's a neon sign on the right with the writing "Broadway Melody of 1937" - the working title of this movie. See more »

Goofs

When George Murphy is on the telephone pole, a dog house is below him. All of a sudden a tiny puppy on a chain leaps out of the dog house. You can see the arms of a technician inside the doghouse who was holding the small puppy before he was released for the scene. See more »

Quotes

Betty Clayton: [singing] I don't care what happens, let the whole world stop. As far as I'm concerned you'll always be the top. 'Cause you know you made me love you.
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Referenced in MGM Parade: Episode #1.1 (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)
(1913) (uncredited)
Music by James V. Monaco
Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy
Additional lyrics ("Dear Mr. Gable") by Roger Edens
Sung by Judy Garland
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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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