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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 »

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Soundtracks

Big Chief Hole-in-the-Ground
by Jule Styne and Leo Robin
Performed by Janet Leigh, Ann Miller, Tony Martin, Barbara Lawrence and Gloria DeHaven (uncredited)
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Let's put on a show!
7 May 2002 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Old-fashioned without being embarrassing, "Broadway" features Janet Leigh as a sparkling small town lass who moves to the Big Apple to work in theater, falling in league with other young hopefuls and staging their own revue. Not too far-fetched(Carol Burnett did the same thing in real-life)and Janet bounces happily throughout. Not really remarkable, but a nice time-filler. Bob Crosby pokes fun at older brother Bing in the film's most self-conscious moment. **1/2 from ****


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