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Broadway Babies (1929)

Unrated | | Drama, Musical | 14 April 1930 (Hungary)
Dee lives with her two girlfriends in a boarding house. Billy is in love with Dee and runs the show where Dee is in the chorus. He has Dee stepping from the chorus to featured dancer. ... See full summary »

Director:

Mervyn LeRoy

Writers:

Jay Gelzer (based on the story by), Monte M. Katterjohn (screen version) (as Monte Katterjohn) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alice White ... Dee Foster
Marion Byron ... Florine Chanler (as Miriam Byron)
Sally Eilers ... Navarre King
Charles Delaney ... Billy Buvanny
Tom Dugan ... Scotty
Bodil Rosing ... Durgan
Maurice Black ... Nick Stepanos
Fred Kohler ... Perc Gessant
Louis Natheaux ... August Brand
Jocelyn Lee ... Blossom Royal
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Dee lives with her two girlfriends in a boarding house. Billy is in love with Dee and runs the show where Dee is in the chorus. He has Dee stepping from the chorus to featured dancer. Gessant is a importer and gambler from Detroit. A gang is trying to keep him in town to fleece him and they use Dee as bait. He is introduced to Dee after her show and she and her friends go out with Gessant and his gambling buddies only because Dee is mad at Billy. Gessant helps her get another job as headliner at the New Moon Club. Billy and Dee break up over this job and Gessant falls for Dee. But Billy still loves Dee and Gessant loves Dee and Dee must choose who she wants. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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You don't Know the half of it until you've heard Alice talk, sing and dance in a sensational Melody Drama of the Great White Way. (Print ad) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1930 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Broadway Daddies See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone) (Western Electric Apparatus)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In September 1928 Warner Bros. Pictures purchased a majority interest in First National Pictures and from that point on, all "First National" productions were actually made under Warner Bros. control, even though the two companies continued to retain separate identities until the mid-1930s, after which time "A Warner Bros.-First National Picture" was often used. See more »

Quotes

Billy Buvanny: Little Dee, she knows it. She's just an arm full of heaven and she's mine all mine.
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Alternate Versions

This movie was also issued as a silent, with a film length of 2039.11 m. See more »

Connections

References Lady of the Pavements (1929) See more »

Soundtracks

Give My Regards to Broadway
(1904) (uncredited)
Written by George M. Cohan
Played as background in the first scene of New York
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Thanks to Alice White
17 November 1999 | by data-25See all my reviews

Broadway Babies was Alice White's first all-talking picture. Seeing this movie convinced me that she is nowhere near as bad an actress as I've heard. It's thanks to her that I enjoyed this movie. The story, typical of it's time, tells the story of 3 "broadway musketeers" trying to break into showbusiness. Alice is more interested in the showbusiness part while her 2 friends, played by Miriam (Marion) Byron and Sally Eilers, would rather nab rich boyfriends. Alice gets her break and a wealthy potential lover (Fred Kohler, in a rare non-heavy role). But Charles Delaney is her real sweetheart. Alice admits her love for him to Fred and he releases her, clearing the way for a happy ending. If you are a fan of early talkie musicals, this one is sure to please you. Alice White is adorable and gets to sing and dance (Jig-Jig-Jigaloo!). A treat!


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