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Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)

Passed | | Musical, Romance | 20 September 1935 (USA)
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, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Bert Keeler
... Irene Foster
... Bob Gordon
... Kitty Corbett
... Snoop
... Ted Burke
... Lillian Brent
Vilma Ebsen ... Sally Burke
... Basil
Robert Wildhack ... The Snorer
... Managing Editor
... Frances Langford
Harry Stockwell ... Harry Stockwell
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Storyline

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 Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Also Known As:

Broadway Melody of 1935  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The song "I've Got A Feeling You're Fooling" contains the line "It's just the well-known old Army game". The "Army game" is a variation on 3-card Monte where the object is to confuse the player in order for the dealer to win. It was named the Army game since it was often played in the Army trenches during WW1. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Bert Keeler: Well of all the dumb guys...
Snoop: Don't worry about Corbett, she won't tip the gag, she said so.
Bert Keeler: Just the same I gotta find out who this Arlette dame is that Gordon's got signed up.
Snoop: Well whadda ya want me to do?
Bert Keeler: Go down to the ocean and pull a wave over your head!
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Soundtracks

The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)
(1851) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Performed by Roger Edens
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Broadway Melody of 1936.....The year of Robert Taylor and Eleanor Powell
7 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

Broadway Melody of 1936 is definitely recommended to those who have a kick for Eleanor Powell. This musical is an excellent introduction to the Queen of Taps!!! Not only does Eleanor Powell dance with such terpsichorean display but also manages to act fairly well in all her scenes. Robert Taylor as handsome as ever delights his audience in a pleasant singing voice along with June Knight and Buddy and Vilma Ebsen.

MGM's future relied but not too severely on this film, it proved a success and Eleanor Powell became an overnight star. This musical is a must see for those who adore musicals in their original state.


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