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Two Tickets to Broadway (1951)

Approved | | Musical, Romance | 20 November 1951 (USA)
Nancy Peterson and her friends want to get a spot on Bob Crosby's TV show, but their agent has linked them.



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Complete credited cast:
Hannah Holbrook (as Gloria De Haven)
Lew Conway
Joyce Campbell
S.F. (Foxy) Rogers
Charles Dale ...
Leo, Palace Deli (as Joe Smith & Charles Dale)
Joe Smith ...
Harry, Palace Deli (as Joe Smith & Charles Dale)
Willard Glendon
Sailor on Bus
Orchestra Leader
The Charlivels ...
The Charlivels


Young and inexperienced Nancy Peterson leaves her hometown of Pelican Falls, Vermont, to try to make it big on Broadway. Along the way, she meets Hannah Holbrook, Joyce Campbell and S.F. "Foxy" Rogers, three struggling and starving chorines who are heading back to New York after a disastrous run on a showboat in Vermont. In New York, Nancy also meets baritone Dan Carter, who is thinking about heading back to his hometown of Denver after two years of getting nowhere on Broadway. Beyond meeting Nancy, what Hannah, Joyce, Foxy and Dan also have in common is that they are each represented by Lou Conway, a somewhat shyster of an agent who relies on the good-natured if somewhat reluctant funding of local deli owners Leo and Harry to advance Hannah, Joyce, Foxy and Dan's careers. Regardless, Hannah loves Lou, the two who are engaged. To appease most specifically Dan, Lou comes up with his latest scheme to make his name known to the public: move to a new medium - television - by getting him a... Written by Huggo

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Get set for a Racy Romp up and down the Big Street!


Musical | Romance


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Release Date:

20 November 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Luces de Broadway  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The roles played by Charles Dale and Joe Smith were orginally intended for Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, who had to drop out of the film due to an illness contracted by Laurel while filming Utopia (1951). See more »


When Janet Leigh takes the newspaper clipping from her mirror (after seeing Bob Crosby), you can see that the back of the clipping is unprinted. See more »


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Glossy musical with a young Janet Leigh looking for stardom.
4 December 1999 | by (Peoria, Illinois) – See all my reviews

A run-of-the-mill musical with Tony Martin and Janet Leigh in the lead roles. Eddie Bracken provides semi-comic relief. You can see the hand of producer Howard Hughes in this one, with its profusion of showgirls and, for 1951, a heaping helping of skin(albeit, G-rated by today's standards).

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