6.6/10
104
5 user 1 critic

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 »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

New York girl has a dull boyfriend and seems destined for a dull marriage when she meets a rich playboy who has money to burn and places to go. She gets involved with the playboy and never ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Alice White, Chester Morris, William Bakewell
Comedy | Musical | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

'Rainbow Girls' has just opened and closed on Broadway when Dixie, a actress in it, runs into smooth talking Hollywood Director Frank Buelow. He tells her she would be a natural, promises ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Alice White, Jack Mulhall, Blanche Sweet
Hot Stuff (1929)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

An uptight society aunt (Louise Fazenda) sends her too sexy niece (Alice White) to college so she can land a man.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Alice White, Louise Fazenda, William Bakewell
Naughty Baby (1928)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A cloak room girl (Alice White) falls for a rich boy who may not actually be rich.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Alice White, Jack Mulhall, Thelma Todd
Super Fly (1972)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The daily routine of cocaine dealer Priest who wants to score one more super deal and retire.

Director: Gordon Parks Jr.
Stars: Ron O'Neal, Carl Lee, Sheila Frazier
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Daisy, a clerk at Woolworth's, loves to sing. She meets Bill, a guard on the subway, at a party and they're both attracted to each other, but each tells the other that they have a different... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine
Stars: Alice White, Gladden James, Bert Moorhouse
Show of Shows (1929)
Certificate: Passed Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

It's 1929. The studio gave the cinema its voice gave offered the audiences a chance to see their favorite actors and actresses from the silent screen era to see and for the first time can ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Adolfi
Stars: Frank Fay, William Courtenay, H.B. Warner
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Cohan comedy about a jockey.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Edward Buzzell, Alice Day, Edna Murphy
Why Be Good? (1929)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A flapper with a dubious reputation enjoys a vivacious night of dancing and finds herself romantically linked to her boss.

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Colleen Moore, Neil Hamilton, Bodil Rosing
Night Watch (1973)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Ellen Wheeler, a rich woman, is recovering from a nervous breakdown with the help of her husband and a good friend. One day, while staring out the window, she witnesses a murder. But does ... See full summary »

Director: Brian G. Hutton
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey, Billie Whitelaw
Blood Money (1933)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Film-Noir | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Bill Bailey is a Los Angeles bail bondsman who lives in a world of complete, casual corruption, where all he has to do is pick up the phone to get the charges against a client dismissed. He... See full summary »

Director: Rowland Brown
Stars: George Bancroft, Judith Anderson, Frances Dee
Harold Teen (1928)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Arthur Lake, Mary Brian, Lucien Littlefield
Edit

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 Maurice Black ... Nick Stepanos
Fred Kohler ... Perc Gessant
Louis Natheaux ... August Brand
Jocelyn Lee ... Blossom Royal
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

All the brightest lights of Broadway merged in one! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1930 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Broadway Daddies See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

First National Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone) (Western Electric Apparatus)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

A 24-sheet billboard for Corinne Griffith in Saturday's Children (1929) is prominently displayed outside the stage door in the final sequence. See more »

Quotes

Billy Buvanny: Scotty, you don't understand. I'm in love.
Scotty: Oh, you're in love.
Billy Buvanny: Yes, Scotty, I'm in love.
Scotty: Well, kiss me.
Billy Buvanny: Oh, shut up.
See more »


Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Sung a cappella by Charles Delaney and Tom Dugan
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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!


17 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed