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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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Steve Raleigh
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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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Musical | Romance

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20 August 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Broadway Melody of 1937  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

For the number "Your Broadway and Mine", the set is decorated with the names of Broadway stars from the 1910s and 1920s. When Alice (played by Sophie Tucker) starts talking about former times, Tucker's name can be seen on at least all of the neon billboards before the number's end. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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Connections

Referenced in MGM Parade: Episode #1.1 (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Your Broadway and My Broadway
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Sung by Sophie Tucker and Charles Igor Gorin
Danced to by George Murphy, Eleanor Powell, Buddy Ebsen and Judy Garland
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Just Plain Nice People
6 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is like the other "Broadway Melody" films in that it is fun, likable and lightweight with a story that mixes music, comedy and romance. Included in the comedy are two odd-ball characters who have single-scene routines, one of them (the man who analyzes sneezes) a repeat from the BM of 1936 film.

Everyone's character is nice in this movie except for Binnie Barnes' role of "Caroline Whipple." Eleanor Powell and George Murphy sing and dance and a young Judy Garland sings - just what we'd all except. I didn't find any of the songs in here that good but they weren't awful, either.

This may be a musical but the music wasn't the appeal for me: it was the nice characters in the film that made you feel good just watching them.


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