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Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937)

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

Director:

Roy Del Ruth

Writers:

Jack McGowan (screen play), Jack McGowan (original story) | 1 more credit »
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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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Steve Raleigh wants to produce a show on Broadway. He finds a backer, Herman Whipple and a leading lady, Sally Lee, however his wife 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! See more »

Genres:

Musical | Romance

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Trivia

This film was initially telecast in Los Angeles Tuesday 14 January 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Sunday 16 February 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), and by San Francisco 19 October 1958 on KGO (Channel 7); in New York City it finally aired 15 May 1963 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Goofs

When Billy Gilbert comes running through the field to see the horse before the race, his garish necktie is flapping outside his jacket. He doesn't fix it, but in the next closeup and subsequent shots, it's tucked inside his jacket. 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

Featured in American Masters: Judy Garland: By Myself (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)
(1913) (uncredited)
Music by James V. Monaco
Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy
Additional lyrics ("Dear Mr. Gable") by Roger Edens
Sung by Judy Garland
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In admiration of the highly talented Buddy Ebsen
10 April 2002 | by iandcooperSee all my reviews

Us that were born post-war tend to forget that some of our 50's heroes had prior talents, and that is just the case with Buddy Ebsen. He was so much a part of my childhood and since, yet hear he is hoofing it with Judy Garland back in 1938 - wow! This film is one of the all-time greats, so if you like a foot-tappin' memorable sequence - just watch Buddy and Judy. You will never forget it!


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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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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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