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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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Trivia

The vocals for Carmen D'Antonio were dubbed by Lois Hodnott. See more »

Goofs

In the big dance scene when Johnny substitutes for King, Clare's ballet slippers mysteriously disappear after her ballet number and change into regular dance shoes for her dance with Johnny. See more »

Quotes

King Shaw: The more I know about women, the less I know about women.
Johnny Brett: Maybe someday you'll learn they're not all the same.
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Connections

Follows Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Got My Eye on You
(1939) (uncredited)
(instrumental and choral reprise)
Written by Cole Porter
Sung by offscreen chorus
Danced by Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell and George Murphy
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Astaire and Powell are fantastic
31 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of Fred Astaire's best works, and probably Eleanor Powell's most memorable. For whatever reason she has not reached the iconic status Fred Astaire's other parter Ginger Rogers. I am not sure why, i personally think Eleanor Powell is a better dancer than Ginger Rogers. Maybe she got sick of show business, and that is the reason why she did not make more movies. But for whatever reason i think she definitely deserves more recognition than she gets. I would recommend this film to anyone. Even for people who don't typically like musicals i believe will be memorized by the talents of these two legends. When Astaire and Powell, dance both these great talents leave the viewer in aw.


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