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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
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Four songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed were deleted after previews: "Sun Showers" (sung by Charles Igor Gorin), "Got a Pair of New Shoes" (sung and danced by Eleanor Powell), a reprise of "Yours and Mine" (sung by Judy Garland and a boys choir), and the beginning of the "Your Broadway and Mine" finale (sung by Garland and the MGM chorus). "Got a Pair of New Shoes" and "Sun Showers" were later sung by Garland in Thoroughbreds Don't Cry (1937), the latter being cut as well. Most of Powell's tap solo to "Got a Pair of New Shoes" was included in the compilation film The Great Morgan (1946). See more »
While Alice Clayton is singing "Your Broadway, My Broadway" on stage, the neon signs in the background has the actress's name ('Sophie Tucker') on them. See more »
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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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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