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Two Tickets to Broadway (1951)

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

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Cast

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Hannah Holbrook (as Gloria De Haven)
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Lew Conway
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Joyce Campbell
Barbara Lawrence ...
S.F. (Foxy) Rogers
Bob Crosby ...
Orchestra Leader
Charles Dale ...
Leo, Palace Deli
Joe Smith ...
Harry, Palace Deli
Taylor Holmes ...
Willard Glendon
Buddy Baer ...
Sailor on Bus
The Charlivels ...
The Charlivels
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Storyline

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!

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20 November 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Luces de Broadway  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Referenced in M*A*S*H: Lt. Radar O'Reilly (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

The Prologue
from "Pagliacci"
by Ruggero Leoncavallo (as Leoncavallo)
Music Arranged by Walter Scharf (uncredited)
English Libretto by James V. Kern and Sid Silvers (uncredited)
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Fun for Tony Martin fans
23 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tony Martin was the only singer/actor who I EVER had a crush on, so I totally disagree with the reviewer who said that he's only fit for gangster roles (REAL women don't want a man who looks pretty like a woman)! I graduated HS in 1955, so I was younger than Janet Leigh in 51, but I loved his big hit "I get ideas". As to the film, he did not look as good as I remember in publicity pictures (there was not the extent of distribution back then so I do not remember ever seeing him in film). I agree that his acting was not superb, but not much worse than Gene Kelly, tho' the dancing could be better. In those days the studios tried to make their people as versatile as possible. I think I'll save this one on DVD just for old times sake (of my old crush) because (with that "Big Chief Hole in the Ground" musical number), it will probably not get much exposure in the future. It is not at all PC (it's almost offensive even to me). It is surely offensive to native Americans.


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