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Broadway Limited (1941)

Approved | | Comedy | 13 June 1941 (USA)
A publicity stunt staged on a train known as the Broadway Limited creates problems because of an unknown baby that was part of the stunt.

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Dr. Harvey North
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Myra
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Ivan
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Lefty
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Baby
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Detective (as Charles Wilson)
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Conductor
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State Trooper
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Bartender (as Sam McDaniels)
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As a ploy to gain publicity, a motion picture director wants his star actress to take a baby with her on a train trip. The director's secretary asks the train's engineer, an old boyfriend, for help. As the engineer ponders what to do, a stranger in the train station tells him that he has a baby that could be used. On board the train, the actress meets a young doctor whom she knew in school, and whom she is still in love with. The presence of the baby causes a series of misunderstandings between them, but the real problems begin when the engineer begins to suspect that the baby may have been kidnapped. Written by Snow Leopard

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Hello Broadway, Goodbye Blues

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Comedy

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13 June 1941 (USA)  »

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The Baby Vanishes  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The locomotive that replaces the streamlined steam locomotive prior to the train arriving in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Railroad #1223, is preserved at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg, PA. See more »

Goofs

In most scenes, a streamlined modern engine is pulling the Broadway Limited. But an old-fashioned iron horse is pulling it when it enters Harrisburg, PA. Then, a modern engine is again at the front 100 miles further when it pulls into Philadelphia. See more »

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Featured in Hollywood Comedy Legends (2011) See more »

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A Misfire.
27 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The plot.

As a ploy to gain publicity, a motion picture director wants his star actress to take a baby with her on a train trip.

The director's secretary asks the train's engineer, an old boyfriend, for help.

As the engineer ponders what to do, a stranger in the train station tells him that he has a baby that could be used. On board the train, the actress meets a young doctor whom she knew in school, and whom she is still in love with.

The presence of the baby causes a series of misunderstandings between them, but the real problems begin when the engineer begins to suspect that the baby may have been kidnapped.

Kookie Hal Roach Studios comedy during his waning days. Lots of familiar faces. The director, a Roach regular, went on to direct some notable features later in life -- a bunch of Sinatra flicks and Viva Knievel, among them.

The movie starts out promising but really dissolves into nothing. Needs more slapstick and humor.


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