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Stars Over Broadway (1935)

Al is a down on his luck promoter who is thinking of taking the final bow when he meets Jan, the singing porter. He sees something in Jan so he signs him to a contract. Al works odd jobs to... See full summary »

Director:

William Keighley

Writers:

Jerry Wald (screen play), Julius J. Epstein (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Pat O'Brien ... Al McGillevray
Jane Froman ... Joan Garrett
James Melton ... Jan King
Jean Muir ... Nora Wyman
Frank McHugh ... Offkey Cramer
Eddie Conrad ... Freddy
William Ricciardi ... Minotti
Marie Wilson ... Molly
Frank Fay ... Announcer
E.E. Clive ... Crane
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Al is a down on his luck promoter who is thinking of taking the final bow when he meets Jan, the singing porter. He sees something in Jan so he signs him to a contract. Al works odd jobs to pay for Jan's singing lessons and drops the idea of Opera when he learns that it will take years. He has him sing in a nightclub and from there it is up. But Jan soon starts missing lessons and rehearsals and hits the bottle so the partnership between Al and Jan ends. Soon Jan is also unemployed and Al pays the professor to take him to Italy to see if he will be able to sing Opera. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | Yiddish

Release Date:

23 November 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Estrelas da Broadway See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Marie Wilson's first credited screen role. See more »

Soundtracks

You Oughta Be in Pictures
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Dana Suesse
Lyrics by Edward Heyman
Sung briefly by Esther Howard on the amateur radio show
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See it for the glimpse of Jane Froman
12 November 2013 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Hoary old chestnut about the rush to stardom, losing control when you're at the top and setting things right. If you're a fan of light opera than you'll enjoy Melton's singing but his acting is strictly dinner theatre quality and he photographs like a cross between Dagwood Bumstead and a shiny lemon.

Fortunately the film has Pat O'Brien, Frank McHugh and Marie Wilson to inject some life into the proceedings but even with them it's an average affair.

The real reason to catch this is the presence of Jane Froman in the cast. The singer famed for her war work and catastrophic accident immortalized in With a Song in My Heart didn't make many films and while this one isn't much she sings beautifully.


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