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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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Clare Bennett
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Lynne Carver ...
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Broadway qui danse  »

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Planned to be shot in Technicolor, but made in black and white. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Johnny Brett: Nice black coffee for that nice black hangover.
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Connections

Featured in Broadway: The American Musical (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Got My Eye on You
(1939) (uncredited)
Written by Cole Porter
Sung and Danced by Fred Astaire
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Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell in in their absolute best
24 September 2002 | by (Acworth, Georgia) – See all my reviews

The only movie that starred Eleanor Powell and Fred Astaire, with both at their absolute best. The lines, the ryhythm, the syncopation, the extremely complex dance routines - in complete accord with the phrases of the music and all its variations - and with their making it look all so easy - especially in the Begin the Beguine finale! you would be hard pressed to find either of them in a better performance.

And let's not forget the exceptional talents of George Murphy - he did an excellent job holding up to the talents of first Fred Astaire (their Broadway song in the nightclub) and then Eleanor Powell (in their waltz number).

My all-time favorite movie.


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