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Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937)

Passed | | Musical, Romance | 20 August 1937 (USA)
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

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Sally Lee
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Sonny Ledford
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Caroline Whipple
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Peter Trot
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Alice Clayton
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Betty Clayton
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Nicki Papaloopas
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Herman Whipple
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Duffy
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The Waiter
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James K. Blakeley
Robert Wildhack ...
The Sneezer
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George Papaloopas
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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 two 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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Musical | Romance

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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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

'Robert Wildhack'_ does a humorous stint showcasing different sneezes. He is billed as "The Sneezer". In the previous film in the series, Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935), he did snores, and was billed as "The Snorer". See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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Connections

Spoofed in The Boy Friend (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Everybody Sing
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Sung by Judy Garland, Sophie Tucker, Barnett Parker, Delos Jewkes and chorus
Contains portions of "Sing a Song of Sixpence"
Traditional nursery rhyme
Reprised a cappella by Barnett Parker
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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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