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The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | 1 September 1949 (Sweden)
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
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Shirlene May
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Jacques Pierre Barredout (as Jacques Francois)
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The Judge
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Bert Felsher
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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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M·G·M's New Technicolor Musical Hit See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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Release Date:

1 September 1949 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

You Made Me Love You  »

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Budget:

$2,325,420 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was first telecast in Los Angeles 15 February 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Chicago 4 April 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Philadelphia 27 August 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Minneapolis 28 November 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), in New York City 5 February 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2), and in San Francisco 29 November 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). At this time, color broadcasting was in its infancy, limited to only a small number of high rated programs, primarily on NBC and NBC affiliated stations, so these film showings were all still in B&W. Viewers were not offered the opportunity to see these films in their original Technicolor until several years later. 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

Josh Barkley: Well, gotta go put on the old feed bag!
Dinah Barkley: What kind of talk is that? "Gotta go put on the old feedbag!"
Josh Barkley: Can I help it if that guy brings out the gangster in me?
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Week-End in the Country
(1949) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Sung by Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Oscar Levant
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Fab fluff from Freed
8 March 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Another fluffy concoction from the Freed unit at MGM, this one most notable for the reteaming of Rogers and Astaire after a ten year break, with the usual mix of tunes and laughs. Full of the usual high jinks expected from the stars, the screenwriters and the creative team it's hard to resist...even if the polish can't completely cover all the cracks. When Fred and Ginger dance (again) to "They Can't Take That Away From Me" you just can't help but melt! Who could ask for anything more?


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