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Lullaby of Broadway (1951)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 26 December 1951 (Sweden)
A showgirl returns to her New York home to visit her alcoholic mother, where she catches the eye of a Broadway producer.

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Pretty Melinda Howard has been abroad singing with a musical troupe. She decides to return home to surprise her mother whom she thinks is a successful Broadway star with a mansion in Manhattan. She doesn't know that her mother is actually a burnt-out cabaret singer with a love for whiskey. When she arrives at the mansion, she is taken in by the two servants who are friends of her mother's The house actually belongs to Adolph Hubbell, a kind-hearted Broadway producer who also gets drawn into the charade. Hubbell takes a shine to Melinda and agrees to star her in his next show. Melinda also finds romance with a handsome hoofer who's also in the show. All is going well for Melinda except that she wants to see her mother who keeps putting off their reunion. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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When George Ferndel (Hanley Stafford) recalls the show he produced for Jessie Howard (Gladys George), its title is "Pretty Lady"--the name of the show Julian Marsh (Warner Baxter) was producing in the 1933 film 42nd Street (1933). See more »

Goofs

Gloria reads a copy of Variety with news on the back cover; in reality, the back cover of this publication has always been reserved for full-page ads. See more »

Quotes

Adolph Hubbell: Ferndale was right, you have no eye for beautiful women.
Lefty Mack: You shouldn't judge me by my wife!
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Have You Forgotten
composed by Nathaniel Shilkret and Dana Suesse
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The young at heart only need apply.
8 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

Light entertainment at its best, a great guilty pleasure for your pc.

This film boasts surprisingly strong performances by a solid cast: let's say it, a cast humble enough to throw themselves into an odd sort of film: part melodrama, part musical, part fashion show for its star.

Radiating joie-de-vivre, out-singing anyone of her time, serious one moment then tongue-in-cheek the next, Day is a star, an under-rated one these days.

Gene Nelson's dancing is important to see if only to better understand Fred Astaire's. The Astaire difference was this: talent, yes, Nelson had it as well, but not the ability to bring us to the brink of something endless through his motions: to make you know he was on the edge of something vast and mysterious; to suggest a whole unseen world by dancing in this one. Bravo, Fred!


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