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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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Bob Casey
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Bert C. Matthews
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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 Melody of 1940  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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The screenplay was based on a story by Jack McGowan and Dore Schary. Schary would go on to become head of MGM in the 1950s. 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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Featured in Let's Dance (2009) See more »

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Between You and Me
(1939) (uncredited)
Written by Cole Porter
Sung by George Murphy
Danced by Eleanor Powell and George Murphy
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one great number not mentioned often
2 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

The fabulous Begin the Begiuine number deserves all the raves and superlatives it receives and is worth the price of the movie. Interest in it was revived by its appearance in That's Entertainment. However, seldom mentioned, and I forgot about it myself until I watched the dvd is the dazzling tap they do called the juke box number. Smaller in scale but as remarkable in its own way as the Beguine. Thanks the powers that be for DVDs...as one can watch and listen to these great song and dances over and over....their equal will never be seen again.


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