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Broadway (1929)

A naive young dancer in a Broadway show innocently gets involved in backstage bootlegging and murder.

Director:

Pál Fejös (as Paul Fejos)

Writers:

Philip Dunning (play) (as Phillip Dunning), George Abbott (play) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Tryon ... Roy Lane
Evelyn Brent ... Pearl
Merna Kennedy ... Billie Moore
Thomas E. Jackson ... Dan McCorn (as Thomas Jackson)
Robert Ellis ... Steve Crandall
Otis Harlan ... 'Porky' Thompson
Paul Porcasi ... Nick Verdis
Marion Lord Marion Lord ... Lil Rice (as Marian Lord)
Fritz Feld ... Mose Levett
Leslie Fenton ... 'Scar' Edwards
Arthur Housman ... Dolph
George Davis ... Joe the Waiter
Betty Francisco ... Mazie
Edythe Flynn Edythe Flynn ... Ruby
Florence Dudley ... Ann
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Storyline

A naive young dancer in a Broadway show innocently gets involved in backstage bootlegging and murder.

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Taglines:

At last you can SEE and HEAR the most imitated play ever pictured; with the ORIGINAL play dialog; with songs that you'll never forget; with drama that will hit your heart! (Print Ad- The Wave, ((Rockaway Beach, NY)) 15 August 1929) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Musical

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Broadway - An der Todesecke der 135. Straße See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (MovieTone)

Color:

Black and White | Color (2-strip Technicolor) (finale)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Produced as an all-talkie, it has inventive camera work that contrasts considerably against other, mostly static, musicals of the 1928-30 period. Director Pál Fejös developed a special crane capable of moving the extremely cumbersome camera at 600' per minute. See more »

Connections

Version of The Jazz Age: Broadway (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

HITTIN' THE CEILING
Written by Con Conrad, Sidney D. Mitchell, Archie Gottler
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User Reviews

Restored color version

I just came home from maybe the premier of the restored version with 2-color finale. The screening is part of a terrific series at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan going through a dozen or more Universal recently restored films. Last night's King of Jazz was one of the greatest movie going experiences I ever had.

Ol' Man Law of Averages caught up tonight. This movie is cringe-worthy terrible, and if you want to see it for crane shots be my guest. For Historians and obsessives only.

A hackneyed gangster/nightclub story. Acting that was so wooden you wanted to leap into the screen and help out. One standout character. Leading lady apparently recuperating from a recent lobotomy. There was some potential in the nightclub acts but thanks to a blurry shoot and that damn crane (again), the dancers look like mice.


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