6.3/10
10
1 user 3 critic

Walking Down Broadway (1938)

Approved | | Drama | 11 March 1938 (USA)
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.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

My Marriage (1936)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

When gangster's bullets put an end to the career of H.J. Barton, underworld gambling czar who masquerades as a respectable member of high society, his daughter Carol is left to bear the ... See full summary »

Director: George Archainbaud
Stars: Claire Trevor, Kent Taylor, Pauline Frederick
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Julia and Hap are a dance team. He drinks and gambles, she succeeds for a while with the help of producer Alan.

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Claire Trevor, Paul Kelly, Michael Whalen
Black Sheep (1935)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

On a cruise ship a professional gambler comes to the aid of a young man victimized by a jewel thief. The young man turns out to be his son.

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Edmund Lowe, Claire Trevor, Tom Brown
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A woman pretends to be a man so she can play football

Director: Hamilton MacFadden
Stars: James Dunn, Claire Trevor, Alan Edwards
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

At age four-and-a-half the Dionne quintuplets in their third movie - singing, dancing, playing with puppies, being charming.

Director: Herbert I. Leeds
Stars: The Dionne Quintuplets, Yvonne Dionne, Cecile Dionne
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A girl (Trevor) escapes marriage and hitchhikes with a young man (Whalen) in whose car a jewel thief has planted his loot.

Director: Malcolm St. Clair
Stars: Claire Trevor, Michael Whalen, Joan Davis
Big Town Girl (1937)
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When a department store songstress becomes a radio star she keeps her identity secret, as the "Masked Countess", because he estranged husband is a crook.

Director: Alfred L. Werker
Stars: Claire Trevor, Donald Woods, Alan Dinehart
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Joan Bradley
...
...
Linda Martin
...
Tiny Bronson
...
Sandra De Voe
...
Jerry Lane
...
...
Tom Douglas
...
Ace Wagner
...
Jeff Hoffman
...
F. R. Randall
...
Bob Randall
...
Sunny Martin (as Joan Carol)
...
Frank Gatty
...
Eddie (as William Benedict)
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 March 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Séta a Broadwayn  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The American Film Institute Catalog of Feature Films 1931-1940 confirms the participation of both Lon Chaney Jr. and Robert Lowery in this film; both of them were under contract to Twentieth Century-Fox at the time, and can be found in secondary roles in many other films produced at that studio before and after this one. However, they are not to be found in the 16mm 68 minute version which is all that's presently available, and the source of the currently marketed DVD. Since both AFI and Variety clocked the original 1938 release print at 75 minutes, there's a good chance that they're somewhere in those missing seven minutes. See more »

Soundtracks

Good-Bye My Heart (Good Luck to You)
Lyrics by Sidney Clare
Music by Harry Akst
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fast paced soap opera programmer
11 August 2012 | by 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 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!). Alas, not among the unbilled players are Lon Chaney and Robert Lowery, cast as delivery men, both ending up on the cutting room floor, nearly always side by side in Fox titles like "The Lady Escapes," "Wife, Doctor and Nurse," "Charlie Chan on Broadway," "Life Begins in College," "Second Honeymoon," "City Girl," "Happy Landing," "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "Josette," "Passport Husband," "Straight Place and Show," and John Ford's "Submarine Patrol" (Chaney alas found his roles deleted in "Love is News," "That I May Live," and "Born Reckless").


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Steven Spielberg's Most Mind-Blowing Easter Eggs

"The IMDb Show" takes a look at the new trailer for Ready Player One and breaks down director Steven Spielberg's five greatest Easter eggs of all time. Plus, we connect the dots between IMDb's Top 10 Stars of 2017.

Watch now