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The Broadway Melody ()


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A pair of sisters from the vaudeville circuit try to make it big time on Broadway, but matters of the heart complicate the attempt.

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Eddie Kearns
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Queenie Mahoney
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Hank Mahoney
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
The Angeles Twins ...
Chorus Girls (uncredited)
Betty Arthur ...
Chorus dancer (uncredited)
J. Emmett Beck ...
Babe Hatrick (uncredited)
Nacio Herb Brown ...
Pianist (uncredited)
James Burrows ...
Singer (uncredited)
Eddie Bush ...
Quartet Guitarist and Singer (uncredited)
Ray Cooke ...
Bellhop (uncredited)
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Turpe - Costumer (uncredited)
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Dillon - Stage Manager (uncredited)
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Flo (uncredited)
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Bystander in Rehearsal Room (uncredited)
Paul Gibbons ...
Quartet Guitarist and Singer (uncredited)
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Music Publisher (uncredited)
Eddie Kane ...
Francis Zanfield (uncredited)
Ches Kirkpatrick ...
Quartet Guitarist and Singer (uncredited)
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Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Eddie Lang ...
Guitar Player in Band (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Angella Mawby ...
One of the Mawby Triplets (uncredited)
Claudette Mawby ...
One of the Mawby Triplets (uncredited)
Claudine Mawby ...
One of the Mawby Triplets (uncredited)
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Flapper in Pearl Necklace (uncredited)
Joyce Murray ...
Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
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Wardrobe Lady (uncredited)
Alice Pitman ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Uncle Jed (uncredited)
Marshall Ruth ...
Stew - Mr. Zanfield's Assistant (uncredited)
Bill Seckler ...
Quartet Guitarist and Singer (uncredited)
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Jacques Warriner (uncredited)
Diana Verne ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Hotel Housekeeper (uncredited)
Alice Weaver ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Chorus Girl (uncredited)

Directed by

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Harry Beaumont

Written by

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Edmund Goulding ... (story)
 
Sarah Y. Mason ... (continuity)
 
Norman Houston ... (dialogue) and
James Gleason ... (dialogue)
 
Earl Baldwin ... (titles: silent version) (uncredited)

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Harry Rapf ... producer (uncredited)
Irving Thalberg ... producer (uncredited)
Lawrence Weingarten ... producer (uncredited)

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John Arnold ... (photographed by)

Film Editing by

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Sam Zimbalist ... film editor (as Sam S. Zimbalist)
William LeVanway ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Cedric Gibbons

Art Department

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Glenn Cravath ... poster artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Douglas Shearer ... recording engineer
G.A. Burns ... sound technician (uncredited)
O.O. Ceccarini ... sound technician (uncredited)
Louis Kolb ... sound technician (uncredited)
Wesley C. Miller ... sound technician (uncredited)

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Louis Kolb ... gaffer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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David Cox ... wardrobe

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Nacio Herb Brown ... music by
Arthur Freed ... lyrics by

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George Cunningham ... choreographer (uncredited)
Howard Dietz ... general press representative (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Hank and Queenie Mahoney, a vaudeville act, come to Broadway, where their friend Eddie Kerns needs them for his number in one of Francis Zanfield's shows. Eddie was in love with Hank, but when he meets Queenie, he falls in love to her, but she is courted by Jock Warriner, a member of the New Yorker high society. It takes a while till Queenie recognizes, that she is for Jock nothing more than a toy, and it also takes a while till Hank recognizes that Eddie is in love with Queenie. Written by Stephan Eichenberg

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Taglines Each moment of this great motion picture reveals new miracles of the talking screen (Print Ad-The Dispatch,((Lexington, S.C)) 9 September 1929) See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Sister Act (United States)
  • The Broadway Melody of 1929 (United States)
  • Broadway Melody (Germany)
  • La melodía de Broadway (Spain)
  • Broadways melodi (Sweden)
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  • 100 min
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Budget $379,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $1,558,000

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Trivia A silent version was also released, as many cinemas hadn't yet acquired sound equipment in 1929. See more »
Goofs The guitar player in the song "Broadway Melody" can not be heard playing until he tilts his guitar slightly (possibly towards the mic). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Babes in Arms (1939). See more »
Soundtracks The Broadway Melody See more »
Quotes Hank Mahoney: [after a cat-fight with a chorus girl] Next time I'll give you a facial instead of a scalp treatment!
Chorus Girl: I'll fix you, ya little peanut!
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