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Two Girls on Broadway (1940)

Passed | | Musical, Romance | 19 April 1940 (USA)
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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'Chat' Chatsworth
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Buddy Bartell
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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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Several actors in studio records were not seen in the movie: Jesse Arnold (Secretary), Chester Clute (Salesman) and George Meader (McChesney) See more »

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'Chat' Chatsworth: I never get married on an empty stomach.
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Featured in Memories of Oz (2001) See more »

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My Wonderful One Let's Dance
(1940)
Written by Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed and Roger Edens
Placed on piano, sung and danced by George Murphy (uncredited)
Reprised with George Murphy (uncredited) and Lana Turner (uncredited) dancing
Reprised again with George Murphy (uncredited) singing
Played as background often
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Broadway Melody of 1929 remake
5 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Two Girls on Broadway," made in 1940, is a remake of "Broadway Melody of 1929" and not as much fun. It stars George Murphy, Joan Blondell, Lana Turner, Kent Taylor and Wallace Ford. Murphy is Eddie Kerns, who sells a song, himself, his fiancé and her sister to a Broadway producer. The sisters rush out from the midwest to audition, but the show only wants Pat (Turner) while Molly (Blondell) is given the job of cigarette girl. Molly swallows her pride and watches her sister replace her in a number she used to do with Eddie. Then Eddie realizes that he's also interested in Pat, and she with him.

Nurphy is charming, energetic, and fine dancer, and Blondell is her usual excellent self. But it's hard to keep your eyes off of young, gorgeous, fresh-faced Lana with her gorgeous figure and vivacious personality. She dances with Murphy, and despite being a little stiff in her upper body, she's surprisingly good. Lana really had something in those days. It's no surprise she became a huge star.

The musical numbers are enjoyable. This movie is nothing to write home about, but if you've never experienced the young Lana, this is a great film to see her in.


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