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Two Girls on Broadway (1940)

Passed  -  Musical | Romance  -  19 April 1940 (USA)
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Eddie sells his song to a Broadway producer and also lands a job dancing in the musical. He sends for his dance partner-fiancée Molly who brings her younger sister Pat. Upon seeing Molly ... See full summary »

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Pat Mahoney
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Molly Mahoney
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Eddie Kerns
Kent Taylor ...
'Chat' Chatsworth
Richard Lane ...
Buddy Bartell
Wallace Ford ...
Jed Marlowe
Otto Hahn ...
Ito
Lloyd Corrigan ...
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Don Wilson ...
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Charles Wagenheim ...
Bartell's Assistant
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Eddie sells his song to a Broadway producer and also lands a job dancing in the musical. He sends for his dance partner-fiancée Molly who brings her younger sister Pat. Upon seeing Molly and Pat dance, the producer picks Pat for the show and gives Molly a job selling cigarettes. A wealthy friend of the Producer named Chad, also has is eye on Pat. Pat is teamed with Eddie in the specialty number as Kerns and Mahoney. Pat and Eddie soon realize that they are in love and must tell Molly. Pat balks at hurting Molly and goes out with Chad who already has five ex-wives. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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The song "Maybe It's the Moon" by Bob Wright and Chet Forrest was written for the picture but not used. See more »

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'Chat' Chatsworth: I never get married on an empty stomach.
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True Love
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Lana kicks up her dancing heels for trivial musical fluff...
16 November 2006 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

It looks as though Fox and MGM thought nothing of re-doing their old musicals at respectable intervals. This one is a low-budget remake of Broadway MELODY ('29) and features LANA TURNER in a dancing role opposite dancing man GEORGE MURPHY. She gets to strut her stuff looking pretty gorgeous in all her youthful beauty.

But, of course, the story is the tired old one about two gals in show biz, one who makes it, one who doesn't. JOAN BLONDELL is the older sister looking out for Lana and putting Lana's best interest ahead of her own. So much so, that at the end of the story she's on her way back to the mid-west while Lana stays on as a Broadway star and winds up with her sister's ex-boyfriend Murphy.

KENT SMITH, as a much married man, is Lana's romantic interest, but it's all pretty standard stuff with no new surprises. That is, except for Lana. She dances ballroom and tap with surprising ease, keeping up every step of the way in some rather sophisticated dance routines with Murphy. Frankly, there should have been more of the musical interludes because they're done with a certain finesse. Murphy is the man who finally fends off his opposition so that he winds up with Turner.

Summing up: Trivial bit of fluff with young Lana in her physical prime.


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