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The Dogway Melody (1930)

In this Dogville spoof of _Broadway Melody, The (1929)_, Mr. Cur, a Broadway producer, puts on a show and makes a play for the leading lady.

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In this Dogville spoof of _Broadway Melody, The (1929)_, Mr. Cur, a Broadway producer, puts on a show and makes a play for the leading lady.

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20 December 1930 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Spoofs The Broadway Melody (1929) See more »

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Singin' in the Rain
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Performed by studio chorus
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This Show's A Howl
7 August 2002 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

An MGM DOGVILLE Comedy Short Subject.

A couple of song & dance mutts try to make a hit on Dogway.

One in a series of Dogville shorts, THE DOGWAY MELODY is a hilarious spoof of MGM's Academy Award winning hit THE BROADWAY MELODY (1929), with costumed canines performing all the parts. The characters played by Charles King & Anita Page in the original film are given a doggie interpretation, as are two of Arthur Freed & Nacio Herb Brown's best tunes (‘The Broadway Melody' & ‘'You Were Meant For Me.') Highlight: A Ziegfeld-style revue complete with tableau, leggy chorines and a Jolson impersonator.

Often overlooked or neglected today, the one and two-reel short subjects were useful to the Studios as important training grounds for new or burgeoning talents, both in front & behind the camera. The dynamics for creating a successful short subject was completely different from that of a feature length film, something akin to writing a topnotch short story rather than a novel. Economical to produce in terms of both budget & schedule and capable of portraying a wide range of material, short subjects were the perfect complement to the Studios' feature films.


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