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Bob Gordon is staging a new Broadway Show, but he is short of money. He gets an offer of money by the young widow Lillian, if she can dance in his new show. Bert Keeler, a newspaper man, gets this information and is writing about this in his column in an slightly unfriendly way. Gordon's old class mate Irene Forster, a tap dancer from Albany also tries to get the leading role in this show, but Lillian insists in getting this part herself. So Irene Forster, Bert Keeler and Gordon's secretary Kitty start a little game to get Irene the leading role.Written by
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Originally scheduled for four weeks, the picture took four months to complete. See more »
At approximately 6:45, Snoop (Sid Silvers) looks out of the window of Bert Keeler (Jack Benny)'s Manhattan office, checking out a penthouse party on a rooftop below but casting a shadow on an overly-lit scrim meant to simulate panes of window glass between him and a painted backdrop of New York. See more »
Well of all the dumb guys...
Don't worry about Corbett, she won't tip the gag, she said so.
Just the same I gotta find out who this Arlette dame is that Gordon's got signed up.
Well whadda ya want me to do?
Go down to the ocean and pull a wave over your head!
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A 14,000 feet long print was shown as preview in early August 1935 in several Californian cinemas. It included, at least three additional songs. See more »
A musical that does just what you expect, really. Decent songs, a sarcastic comedy foil (Jack Benny), a romantic couple (Robert Taylor and Eleanor Powell), a couple of talented friends (Buddy and Vilma Ebsen), and a wafer-thin plot which includes female impersonation, silly accents, and a daydream musical sequence.
The 'Broadway Melody' series didn't really tax its viewers with complicated plot lines, but certainly delivered in big spectacle numbers, decent casting of both singers and dancers, and mushy happy endings. Just what America needed during the Depression, and something which has stayed as standard, with slight variation, ever since.
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