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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 | Italian

Release Date:

20 August 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Broadway Melody of 1937 See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the final number "Your Broadway and My Broadway" there's a neon sign on the right with the writing "Broadway Melody of 1937" - the working title of this movie. See more »

Goofs

In the number "Follow in My Footsteps" Sally Lee puts her guitar on the bunk, nobody takes it but it can't be seen after the cut. See more »

Quotes

Alice Clayton: Is he deaf?
Jerry Jason: Well, he was the last time when I asked him for a raise.
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Connections

Spoofed in The Boy Friend (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Follow in My Footsteps
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Sung and danced to by George Murphy, Buddy Ebsen and Eleanor Powell (dubbed by Marjorie Lane)
Contains portions of "The Old Gray Mare" Traditional and "Jingle Bells" (1857)
Written by James Pierpont
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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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