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Goodbye Broadway (1938)

Approved | | Comedy | 1 April 1938 (USA)
Pat and Molly Malloy, once famed vaudeville and Broadway performers, arrive to play the small town of Hamilton, Conn. with a troupe of dancers, singers, a trained dog and an educated seal. ... See full summary »

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Pat Malloy
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Chuck Bradford
Dorothea Kent ...
Jeanne Carlyle
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Harry Clark
Jed Prouty ...
J.A. Higgins
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Jughead
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Iradius P. Oglethorpe
Henry Roquemore ...
Henry Swanzey
Dell Henderson ...
Cromwell
Jack Daley ...
Lancaster
Rollo Lloyd ...
Merriweather
Charles Sullivan ...
Freddie
Steve Strelich ...
Elmer
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Mrs. Pettergale

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Pat and Molly Malloy, once famed vaudeville and Broadway performers, arrive to play the small town of Hamilton, Conn. with a troupe of dancers, singers, a trained dog and an educated seal. Harry Clark, the clerk at the rundown Swanzey Hotel, insults Pat and the latter uses the $4000, that he and Molly have been saving for years to buy a retirement farm, to buy the hotel so he can fire Harry. Local skinflint, J.A. Higgins wants the hotel as he knows the state has intentions to buy it for a museum, but Pat won't sell. Higgins puts an ad in "Variety" and a swarm of jobless vaudevillians, headed by Marvello descend to take advantage of the "free board" mentioned in the ad, and soon turn it into a three-ring circus. The only paying customer, Iradius P. Oglethorpe, informs Pat that the old chairs stored in the cellar are priceless antiques. Based on that, Pat refuses Higgins' second-and-higher offer, but soon learns that Oglethorpe is the village idiot and the chairs are worthless. Their ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The only place they got their names in big type was on their hotel bills! (original poster) See more »

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1 April 1938 (USA)  »

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Adeus Broadway  »

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