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Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)

Passed  |   |  Musical  |  9 February 1940 (USA)
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Johnny Brett and King Shaw are an unsuccessful dance team in New York. A producer discovers Brett as the new partner for Clare Bennett, but Brett, who thinks he is one of the people they lent money to gives him the name of his partner.

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Johnny Brett and King Shaw are an unsuccessful dance team in New York. A producer discovers Brent as the new partner for Clare Bennett, but Brett, who thinks he is one of the people they lent money to gives him the name of his partner. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Eleanor Powell - Fred Astaire - In The Finest Broadway Melody Of Them All

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9 February 1940 (USA)  »

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Broadway qui danse  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

It had been reported that Fred Astaire was intimidated by Eleanor Powell because she was one of the few female tap dancers capable of out-performing him. See more »

Goofs

When Johnny substitutes for King at the last minute, the costume fits the much smaller Johnny perfectly. See more »

Quotes

Amy Blake, Casey's Secretary: Why, you wear out 50 blondes to one cape.
Bob Casey: You think it needs a new lining?
Amy Blake, Casey's Secretary: You both do.
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Connections

Referenced in From the Ends of the Earth (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played as the bride walks through Dawnland
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Sensational!
30 January 1999 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

After watching this film you can't help but wish Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell had made more together. It is truly a treat to watch the two masters in action!


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