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This musical is based on four short stories by Damon Runyon. In one tale, gambler Feet Samuels sells his body to science just as he realizes that Hortense loves him and that he would rather... See full summary »

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This musical is based on four short stories by Damon Runyon. In one tale, gambler Feet Samuels sells his body to science just as he realizes that Hortense loves him and that he would rather live than die. In another story, Harriet's parrot is killed, and she has problems dealing with her loss. Then, there is a gambler, "Right", who has bloodhounds on his trail when he becomes a murder suspect. Finally, "The Brain" is bleeding profusely, and his friends search for a way to save his life through a blood transfusion. Written by Rachaela

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When Life Was Glittering, Glamorous... And Dangerous...

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3 November 1989 (USA)  »

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A Broadway vérszopói  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The film went into nationwide release with one reel missing. No one noticed. See more »

Goofs

The first line in the opening song, "Big Bucks", is, "The best things in life are free." The audio matches the visual up to "are free", at which point the waiter clearly begins to sing something entirely different. See more »

Quotes

Harriet MacKyle: Kill him, Basil.
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Crazy Credits

In Memory of Howard Brookner and LUIS SAN JORJO See more »

Connections

Version of Bloodhounds of Broadway (1952) See more »

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Big Bucks
Written by Horace Henderson & Lorraine Feather
©1934 Mills Music, Inc. Copyright renewed
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All That Glitters Is Not Gold
2 July 2010 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is "narrated" as a New York City reporter's memories of New Year's Eve 1928, called "The last big blowout of the Jazz Age," on Broadway. There are murders, crap games, and other assorted mayhem. It begins at Mindy's "infamous" restaurant. That's where, as you may (or may not) recall, Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando contemplated the sales of cheesecake and strudel. Like Mr. Sinatra, these folks say "beautiful" in all four syllables. They get the lingo, but it never really seems like genuine Damon Runyon. And, the film has good trappings, but fails to catch anything resembling a good story.

**** Bloodhounds of Broadway (5/15/89) Howard Brookner ~ Matt Dillon, Jennifer Grey, Madonna, Randy Quaid


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