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Bright Lights (1935)

Approved | | Comedy , Music | 27 July 1935 (USA)
Joe and Fay Wilson are a happily married vaudeville team. But when a reporter discovers, that one of the chorus girls in the troupe is a slightly eccentric heiress, who bugs sometimes out ... See full summary »

Director:

Busby Berkeley

Writers:

Bert Kalmar (screen play), Harry Ruby (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joe E. Brown ... Joe Wilson
Ann Dvorak ... Fay Wilson
Patricia Ellis ... Claire Whitmore
William Gargan ... Dan Wheeler
Joseph Cawthorn ... Oscar Schlemmer
Henry O'Neill ... J.C. Anderson
Arthur Treacher ... Wilbur
Gordon Westcott ... Wellington
Joseph Crehan ... Post Office Attendant
William Demarest ... Detective
The Maxellos The Maxellos ... Acrobat Act
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Joe and Fay Wilson are a happily married vaudeville team. But when a reporter discovers, that one of the chorus girls in the troupe is a slightly eccentric heiress, who bugs sometimes out to do something strange (e.g. being a chorus girl in vaudeville), the manager decides that Joe had to do is act on Broadway -with the heiress- and the heiress falls in love with him, his marriage is threatened. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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IT'S GOT EVERYTHING! (original poster - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Broadway Joe See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Featured in Daffy Duck in Hollywood (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Toddling Along with You
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Allie Wrubel
Lyrics by Mort Dixon
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Shimmering early Joe E. Brown rags-to-riches
29 January 2003 | by Sleepy-17See all my reviews

If seen as a comedy, this one doesn't have enough laughs, but as a showbiz boy-gets-famous-and-cheats-on-wife tale, it works. Brown is fantastic as a brash, egotistical jokester who rises to the top. The photography is great with director Berkely in top form when he's shooting vaudeville routines from directly overhead. Some of the antics look like they were made up on the spot, and the final scene where Brown returns to see his wife's performance is like something done by Fellini.


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