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On the Avenue (1937)

Broadway producer satirizes an important New York family. The family sues but their daughter falls in love with producer.

Director:

Roy Del Ruth

Writers:

Gene Markey (screen play), William M. Conselman (screen play) (as William Conselman)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Powell ... Gary Blake
Madeleine Carroll ... Mimi Caraway
Alice Faye ... Mona Merrick
The Ritz Brothers ... Performers (as Ritz Brothers)
George Barbier ... Commodore Caraway
Alan Mowbray ... Frederick Sims
Cora Witherspoon ... Aunt Fritz
Walter Catlett ... Jake Dibble
Douglas Fowley ... Eddie Eads
Joan Davis ... Miss Katz
Stepin Fetchit ... Herman
Sig Ruman ... Herr Hanfstangel (as Sig Rumann)
Billy Gilbert ... Joe Papaloupas
E.E. Clive ... Cabby
Douglas Wood Douglas Wood ... Mr. Trivet
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Storyline

A new Broadway show starring Gary Blake shamelessly lampoons the rich Carraway family. To get her own back, daughter Mimi sets out to ensnare Blake, but the courtship is soon for real, to the annoyance of his co-star, hoofing chanteuse Mona Merrick. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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THE 6 NEW SONGS ARE IRVING BERLIN'S BEST! ..and the show is as grand as the songs! (original print ad) See more »


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Trivia

Remade as "Let's Make Love" (1960) but with the genders of the leads reversed: Marilyn Monroe played Dick Powell's role and Yves Montand played Madeleine Carroll's. See more »

Goofs

In his third and final scene, actor Stepin Fetchit tells Dick Powell that Mimi is on the phone. His character name is Herman, but Powell says "Thanks Step." See more »

Connections

Featured in Take It or Leave It (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

The Skaters Waltz (Les patineurs)
(1882) (uncredited)
Music by Emil Waldteufel
Played during "The Richest Girl in America" sketch
Played on phonograph during trapeze scene
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Excellent Alice Faye Musical with lots of memorable tunes
7 April 2003 | by KalamanSee all my reviews

"On the Avenue" is a highly underrated gem from the 30s and one of Alice Faye's best musicals at Fox. It is less well-known than Faye's other Fox musicals such as "Alexander's Ragtime Band", "That Night in Rio" and "Hello, Frisco, Hello". But "On the Avenue" has a taste and class of its own, not to mention lots of great and rollicking tunes including the memorable "Slumming on Park Avenue", "He Ain't Got Rhythm", "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm", and "This Year's Kisses". Excellent stuff.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Na bulvaru See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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