MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,311 this week

Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)

Passed  -  Musical  -  9 February 1940 (USA)
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 1,322 users  
Reviews: 43 user | 14 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(screen play), (screen play), 9 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 05 Feb 2011
 
a list of 201 titles
created 27 Sep 2012
 
a list of 75 titles
created 28 Mar 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 08 Sep 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 18 Sep 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)

Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Broadway Melody of 1940.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A budding romance between a ballet master and a tapdancer becomes complicated when rumours surface that they're already married.

Director: Mark Sandrich
Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton
Roberta (1935)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Football player John Kent tags along as Huck Haines and the Wabash Indianians travel to an engagement in Paris, only to lose it immediately. John and company visit his aunt, owner of a posh... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Irene Dunne, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A Navy sailor tries to rekindle a romance with the woman he loves while on liberty in San Francisco.

Director: Mark Sandrich
Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Mimi Glossop wants a divorce so her Aunt Hortense hires a professional to play the correspondent in apparent infidelity. American dancer Guy Holden meets Mimi while visiting Brightbourne (... See full summary »

Director: Mark Sandrich
Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Alice Brady
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A musical remake of Ninotchka: After three bumbling Soviet agents fail in their mission to retrieve a straying Soviet composer from Paris, the beautiful, ultra-serious Ninotchka is sent to ... See full summary »

Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Stars: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Janis Paige
Biography | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of the successful Tin Pan Alley songwriting team of Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby is told loosely and lightheartedly.

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Fred Astaire, Vera-Ellen, Red Skelton
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Mystery | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Radio sleuth Wally "The Fox" Benton forgoes his honeymoon to help his wife's old friend solve a murder and hunt for Civil War gold inside a spooky mansion and fort.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon
Stars: Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, George Bancroft
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Radio crime show host "The Fox" finds himself on the trail of a serial killer while a suspect himself.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon
Stars: Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, Jean Rogers
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Aviator and band leader Roger Bond is forever getting his group fired for flirting with the lady guests. When he falls for Brazilian beauty Belinha de Rezende it appears to be for real, ... See full summary »

Director: Thornton Freeland
Stars: Dolores del Rio, Gene Raymond, Raul Roulien
Swing Time (1936)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiancée, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer.

Director: George Stevens
Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore
Let's Dance (1950)
Musical | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Stars: Betty Hutton, Fred Astaire, Roland Young
Royal Wedding (1951)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Tom and Ellen Bowen are a brother and sister dance act whose show closes in New York. Their agent books them in London for the same period as the Royal Wedding. They travel by ship where ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Donen
Stars: Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
Bob Casey
Ian Hunter ...
Bert C. Matthews
Florence Rice ...
Amy Blake
Lynne Carver ...
Emmy Lou Lee
Ann Morriss ...
Pearl
Trixie Firschke ...
Juggler
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 February 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Broadway qui danse  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The fur coat running gag was based on the real-life ploy of talent agent Doc Shurr. 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

Johnny Brett: [singing] So, move Grant's Tomb to Union Square / and put Brooklyn anywhere / but please, please / I'm down on my knees / don't monkey with Broadway!
See more »

Connections

Follows The Broadway Melody (1929) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Got My Eye on You
(1939) (uncredited)
Written by Cole Porter
Sung and Danced by Fred Astaire
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Terrific movie
18 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even though the story was corny, I loved this movie. It was dancing at its greatest. I have always known that Fred Astaire was the best but only recently did I discover Eleanor Powell, even though she was a star when I was a kid but kids don't enjoy musicals. Powell is the greatest and the best partner Astaire ever had. It is too bad they didn't make more movies together.

This is a movie I would recommend to anyone. It is one I can watch over and over again because the dancing is so fantastic. Even my grandchildren enjoyed this one. I would have given it a 10 but for the story but then every Astaire movie is a fantasy in dance but Powell makes this one a super fantasy.


34 of 35 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Marvelous Juggling Scene bravehome
hmm... bambam_us1024
transcribed steps for the dance sequence? scarlett_ohara_1
What's the deal with the cape? patw_law
BEST DANCE ROUTINE I EVER SAW!!! shula1010430
The Magnificent Eleanor jrl0726
Discuss Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?