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Bowery to Broadway (1944)

Two Bowery vaudevillians find success in producing shows on Broadway, but when one of them suddenly departs to work for a beautiful woman, a feud erupts.

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Marina
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Michael O'Rourke
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Peggy Fleming Barrie
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Ted Barrie
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Bessie Jo Kirby
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Dennis Dugan
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Joe Kirby
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Bessie Kirby
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P.J. Fenton
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Father Kelley
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Bonnie Latour
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Tom Harvey
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Walter Rogers
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George Henshaw
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Two Bowery vaudevillians find success in producing shows on Broadway, but when one of them suddenly departs to work for a beautiful woman, a feud erupts.

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TO FILL YOUR EYES...TO THRILL YOUR HEART! (original print ad - all caps)

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The Love Waltz
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Written by Everett Carter and Edward Ward
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Starts bright but gets bogged.
19 January 2000 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed the first half of this movie as Bowery theatre managers Oakie and Cook fight each other for audiences by stealing each other's ideas. Lively and fast-paced, with an excellent cameo by Louise Allbritton as Lillian Russell, this is great fun. Then they move to 14th Street and things get bogged down in some silly dramatics about a reluctant star and her composer boyfriend. The third segment picks up a bit with Maria Montez as a fiery star helping the boys get to Broadway. The songs and dances are forgettable - even Donald O'Connor's bit is pretty ordinary - but there is a fabulous comedy routine from Mantan Moreland and Ben Carter. Nice to see the superb Maude Eburne in a small comic part. Pretty good.


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