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Walking Down Broadway (1938)

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Five closely knit showgirls sign a pact to reunite one year after the closing of their Broadway production, but the lives of all five take many different turns, often for the worse.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Bradley
Phyllis Brooks ...
Vicki Stone
Leah Ray ...
Dixie Dunbar ...
Tiny Bronson
Lynn Bari ...
Sandra De Voe
Jayne Regan ...
Jerry Lane
Michael Whalen ...
Peter Claybourne
Thomas Beck ...
Tom Douglas
Ace Wagner
Walter Woolf King ...
Jeff Hoffman
Jed Prouty ...
F. R. Randall
Robert Kellard ...
Joan Carroll ...
Sunny Martin (as Joan Carol)
Frank Gatty
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Eddie (as William Benedict)


Five closely knit showgirls sign a pact to reunite one year after the closing of their Broadway production, but the lives of all five take many different turns, often for the worse.

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SIX GIRLS...whose lives were as teeming with heart-catching Broadway itself!








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11 March 1938 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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20th Century Fox purchased the rights to Mark Hellinger's story "Six Girls and Death" for $15,000. See more »


Good-Bye My Heart (Good Luck to You)
Lyrics by Sidney Clare
Music by Harry Akst
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Fast paced soap opera programmer
11 August 2012 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

1938's "Walking Down Broadway" is a Fox programmer directed at a fast clip by Norman Foster, who helmed six of the studio's eight 'Mr. Moto' features. Six showgirls become sad at the closing of "Manhattan Revue" on New Years Eve, so they make a pact to reunite in a year to celebrate their upcoming good fortune. Alas, not everyone will be available, as Sandra (Lynn Bari) is immediately struck down in the street, after signing a new Hollywood contract. Tiny (Dixie Dunbar) continues in show business, while Joan (Claire Trevor) goes into fashion design, carefully watching over the mistakes made by the others. Jerry (Jayne Regan) is engaged to Tom (Thomas Beck), who only wants to marry her after becoming a financial success. Vicki (Phyllis Brooks) makes the mistake of juggling multiple boyfriends, one of whom is a notorious gambler (Leon Ames) who eventually winds up gunned down trying to collect a debt from another racketeer (Douglas V. Fowley), successfully framing chanteuse Linda Martin (Leah Ray) for the crime, leaving her young daughter in Joan's care. With six lead actresses and only 69 minutes, it never gets dull, even when the melodramatics grow more absurd (someone has to have a happy ending!) This film is listed in the filmography of Lon Chaney Jr., but this author could not find him (you can't miss Paul Fix as another gangster). It's apparent that his bit ended up on the cutting room floor, with no hint of what part he played (it wasn't a delivery man).

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