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The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)

Passed  -  Comedy | Musical  -  1 September 1949 (Sweden)
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A successful but constantly-feuding husband and wife musical comedy team threatens to break up when the wife entertains an offer to become a serious actress.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Josh Barkley
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Dinah Barkley
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Ezra Millar
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Mrs. Livingston Belney
Gale Robbins ...
Shirlene May
Jacques François ...
Jacques Pierre Barredout (as Jacques Francois)
George Zucco ...
The Judge
Clinton Sundberg ...
Bert Felsher
Inez Cooper ...
Pamela Driscoll
Carol Brewster ...
Gloria Amboy
Wilson Wood ...
Larry
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Storyline

Josh and Dinah Barkley are a successful (though argumentative) musical-comedy team, yet Dinah chafes as Galatea to her husband's Pygmalion. When serious playwright Jacques Barredout envisions her as a great dramatic actress, Dinah is not hard to persuade. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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Release Date:

1 September 1949 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

You Made Me Love You  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,325,420 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

There is music playing in the background when Fred Astaire's Josh Barkley tells Oscar Levant's Ezra Millar that Jacques Barredout is a bad director for Ginger Rogers's Dinah Barkley. The song is "This Heart of Mine," which Astaire performed with Lucille Bremer in Ziegfeld Follies (1945). See more »

Goofs

In "Shoes with Wings on" dance, one dancer has his shoes off when trying the tap shoes. When he takes them off and gives them to Fred Astaire's character, the dancer forgets to pick up his shoes when he walks out the door. After that, they are not to be found when the routine continues. See more »

Quotes

Ezra Millar: Thank you. I'm touched, the piano's touched, and Tchaikovsky's touched.
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Connections

Referenced in Heavy Traffic (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Angel
(1945) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played when Josh and Dinah are getting food at the party
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Very watchable comedy
8 December 2004 | by (not stated) – See all my reviews

This is my first Astaire Rogers film and it was better than I expected. They are both good at the fast dialgue. Although older looking in this one, Ginger is pretty to look at. She has an intelligent wisecracking way about her in this film. It is fast paced and never lags. It is highly entertaining, and if this is one of their least watchable, I can't wait to see the others. The dialogue is quite witty. The storyline may be a little far-fetched, not exactly realistic, but a good picture. I enjoyed it more than some of the better known stuff. I would for instance take them over Hepburn and Tracy. They look good together visually. Someone did a clever job with their dressing table decor and attire. It is fun to watch them as they primp in front of the mirror and carry on with each other.


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