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Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937)

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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 overview, first billed only:
Sally Lee
Sonny Ledford
Caroline Whipple
Peter Trot
Alice Clayton
Betty Clayton
Charles Igor Gorin ...
Nicki Papaloopas
Raymond Walburn ...
Herman Whipple
Robert Benchley ...
Willie Howard ...
The Waiter
James K. Blakeley
Robert Wildhack ...
The Sneezer
George Papaloopas
Barnett Parker ...
Jerry Jason


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 <>

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So New It's a Year Ahead


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Release Date:

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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Robert Taylor's role was originally intended for Allan Jones. See more »


There is an audible change in the quality of the soundtrack in Judy Garland's "You Made Me Love You" number when she goes from the spoken interlude to the reprise of the melody. It appears that she pre-recorded the sung portions but delivered the spoken parts "live" as the scene was shot. See more »


Alice Clayton: Is he deaf?
Jerry Jason: Well, he was the last time when I asked him for a raise.
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I'm Feelin' Like a Million
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Sung and Danced to by George Murphy and Eleanor Powell (dubbed by Marjorie Lane)
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In admiration of the highly talented Buddy Ebsen
10 April 2002 | by (Cheltenham, England) – See all my reviews

Us that were born post-war tend to forget that some of our 50's heroes had prior talents, and that is just the case with Buddy Ebsen. He was so much a part of my childhood and since, yet hear he is hoofing it with Judy Garland back in 1938 - wow! This film is one of the all-time greats, so if you like a foot-tappin' memorable sequence - just watch Buddy and Judy. You will never forget it!

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