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Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937)

Passed | | Musical, Romance | 20 August 1937 (USA)
Steve Raleight wants to produce a show on Broadway. He finds a backer, Herman Whipple and a leading lady, Sally Lee. But Caroline Whipple forces Steve to use a known star, not a newcomer. ... See full summary »

Director:

Roy Del Ruth

Writers:

Jack McGowan (screen play), Jack McGowan (original story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Taylor ... Steve Raleigh
Eleanor Powell ... Sally Lee
George Murphy ... Sonny Ledford
Binnie Barnes ... Caroline Whipple
Buddy Ebsen ... Peter Trot
Sophie Tucker ... Alice Clayton
Judy Garland ... Betty Clayton
Charles Igor Gorin ... Nicki Papaloopas
Raymond Walburn ... Herman Whipple
Robert Benchley ... Duffy
Willie Howard ... The Waiter
Charley Grapewin ... James K. Blakeley
Robert Wildhack Robert Wildhack ... The Sneezer
Billy Gilbert ... George Papaloopas
Barnett Parker ... Jerry Jason
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Storyline

Steve Raleight wants to produce a show on Broadway. He finds a backer, Herman Whipple and a leading lady, Sally Lee. But Caroline Whipple forces Steve to use a known star, not a newcomer. Sally purchases a horse, she used to train when her parents had a farm before the depression and with two ex-vaudevillians, Sonny Ledford and Peter Trott she trains it to win a race, providing the money Steve needs for his show. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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So New It's a Year Ahead!

Genres:

Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Broadway Melody of 1937 See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Prior to the finale, the show's billboard is shown. There is a partially visible billboard to the right. It advertises the movie Personal Property (1937) which stars Robert Taylor who plays Stephan Raleigh in this movie. See more »

Goofs

There is an audible change in the quality of the soundtrack in Judy Garland's "You Made Me Love You" number when she goes from the spoken interlude to the reprise of the melody. It appears that she pre-recorded the sung portions but delivered the spoken parts "live" as the scene was shot. See more »

Quotes

Betty Clayton: [singing] I don't care what happens, let the whole world stop. As far as I'm concerned you'll always be the top. 'Cause you know you made me love you.
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Connections

Spoofed in 50 Years of NBC Late Night (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Your Broadway and My Broadway
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Sung by Sophie Tucker and Charles Igor Gorin
Danced to by George Murphy, Eleanor Powell, Buddy Ebsen and Judy Garland
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A fun period piece
13 May 1999 | by debterrillSee all my reviews

Okay, so the plot lines on these "Broadway Melody" movies are pretty thin. But the dancing and the music are great! This one has the inimitable Sophie Tucker running a boarding house for out-of-work performers, and Judy Garland as her pre-teen daughter. Judy sings some wonderful songs in this, including "You Made Me Love You," to a fan photo of Clark Gable. And Eleanor Powell -- what a hoofer!


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