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Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989)

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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Waldo Winchester
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Waiter
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Crunch Sweeney
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Basil Valentine
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John Wangle
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Maud Milligan
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Harriet MacKyle
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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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This was the only directorial effort from Howard Brookner. He died of AIDS seven months before the film was released. The film was also re-cut by the studio and Walter Winchell-inspired narration was immediately added. 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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Closing Dedication: For BRAD GOOCH See more »


Soundtracks

Big Bucks
Written by Horace Henderson & Lorraine Feather
©1934 Mills Music, Inc. Copyright renewed
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Unique performance by Madonna

After touring the world in 1987, Madonna decided to surprise her audience once again with a total departure from her previous work. Her part in ´Bloodhounds of Broadway´ is an absolute delight. She is funny and touching (something she hadn´t showed in her movies since ´Desperate seeking Susan´) as Hortance Hattaway, a twenties show girl who´s been around the block a few times and has footprints all over her back. Two of the most entertaining highlights are her performances in the nightclub where most of the action takes place (it´s New Years Eve). Especially the duet with Jeniffer Grey (who´s not dubbed, but took singing lessons to do the job herself!) is a real treat. Shame there´s no soundtrack available.


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