6.2/10
16
2 user 3 critic

Walking Down Broadway (1938)

Approved | | Drama | 11 March 1938 (USA)
Five closely knit showgirls sign a pact to reunite one year after the closing of their Broadway production, but the lives of all five take many different turns, often for the worse.

Director:

Norman Foster

Writers:

Robert Chapin (screenplay), Karen DeWolf (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A high-school football player is in love with a beautiful blonde classmate from a very wealthy family. He doesn't have the money to take her out, so in his desperation he robs his own father's grocery store. Things go downhill from there.

Director: Saul Swimmer
Stars: Robert Alda, J. Carrol Naish, Tony Anthony
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Industrialist Pierre Verdier kills his mistress Jeanne Ancelin by throwing her off a train. Her husband, Ancelin, decides to take revenge on his wife's murderer, who has been acquitted by ... See full summary »

Director: Édouard Molinaro
Stars: Lino Ventura, Sandra Milo, Franco Fabrizi
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Through a mix-up, the members of a band get thrown in jail as robbery suspects.

Director: Arthur Lubin
Stars: Leon Errol, Helen Parrish, Charles Lang
Scavengers (1988)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A college professor and his ex-girlfriend find themselves being hunted by the CIA, the KGB and an African drug smuggler. Seems they have inadvertently gotten information that would show how... See full summary »

Director: Dee McLachlan
Stars: Kip Gilman, Brenda Bakke, Ken Gampu
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Roland, an idler living on the Left Bank in Paris, is determined to inflict a terrible revenge on his friend Arthur, after the latter subjected him to a harmless joke. He engages the ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Jean-Claude Brialy, Bernadette Lafont, Jean Tissier
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Director: Morley Markson
Stars: Jess Walton, Jackie Burroughs, Louis Del Grande
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Gonzalo Suárez
Stars: Gonzalo Suárez, Alberto Puig, Olga Vidali
Unchained (1955)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A convict in a medium-security prison is torn between his need to finish his sentence and get back to his wife and family, and his desire to escape the confines of prison.

Director: Hall Bartlett
Stars: Elroy 'Crazylegs' Hirsch, Barbara Hale, Chester Morris
Certificate: Passed Mystery | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Kay Murdock (Lynn Bari) strolls into the Dixie Bar in Shanghai on November 1, 1941 and asks the bartender for a letter addressed to Captain Larsen, and is referred to Roy Bonnell (Preston ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel
Stars: Preston Foster, Lynn Bari, Noel Madison
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Rosa la Rose is a Parisian hooker who works in Les Halles area. Her pimp is an understanding guy and she leads an uneventful life. One day she meets Julien, a young worker and falls in love... See full summary »

Director: Paul Vecchiali
Stars: Marianne Basler, Jean Sorel, Pierre Cosso
Bunker Bean (1936)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Bunker Bean, a meek office clerk, has grandiose dreams but seems destined to remain forever in his lowly station. He seeks out the help of a fortune- teller, who tells him he is the ... See full summary »

Directors: William Hamilton, Edward Killy
Stars: Owen Davis Jr., Louise Latimer, Robert McWade
Certificate: Passed Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Three British sailors find they've accidentally strayed on board a Nazi ship during WWII. They then proceed to take it over and requisition it for the Royal Navy.

Director: Walter Forde
Stars: Tommy Trinder, Claude Hulbert, Carla Lehmann
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Trevor ... Joan Bradley
Phyllis Brooks ... Vicki Stone
Leah Ray ... Linda Martin
Dixie Dunbar ... Tiny Bronson
Lynn Bari ... Sandra De Voe
Jayne Regan ... Jerry Lane
Michael Whalen ... Peter Claybourne
Thomas Beck ... Tom Douglas
Douglas Fowley ... Ace Wagner
Walter Woolf King ... Jeff Hoffman
Jed Prouty ... F. R. Randall
Robert Kellard ... Bob Randall
Joan Carroll ... Sunny Martin (as Joan Carol)
Leon Ames ... Frank Gatty
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Eddie (as William Benedict)
Edit

Storyline

Five closely knit showgirls sign a pact to reunite one year after the closing of their Broadway production, but the lives of all five take many different turns, often for the worse.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

SIX GIRLS...whose lives were as exciting...as teeming with heart-catching drama...as Broadway itself!

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Séta a Broadwayn See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

20th Century Fox purchased the rights to Mark Hellinger's story "Six Girls and Death" for $15,000. See more »

Soundtracks

Good-Bye My Heart (Good Luck to You)
Written by Sidney Clare and Harry Akst
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fast paced soap opera programmer
11 August 2012 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

1938's "Walking Down Broadway" is a Fox programmer directed at a fast clip by Norman Foster, who helmed six of the studio's eight 'Mr. Moto' features. Six showgirls become sad at the closing of "Manhattan Revue" on New Years Eve, so they make a pact to reunite in a year to celebrate their upcoming good fortune. Alas, not everyone will be available, as Sandra (Lynn Bari) is immediately struck down in the street after signing a new Hollywood contract. Tiny (Dixie Dunbar) continues in show business, while Joan (Claire Trevor) goes into fashion design, carefully watching over the mistakes made by the others. Jerry (Jayne Regan) is engaged to Tom (Thomas Beck), who only wants to marry her after becoming a financial success. Vicki (Phyllis Brooks) makes the mistake of juggling multiple boyfriends, one of whom is a notorious gambler (Leon Ames) who eventually winds up gunned down trying to collect a debt from another racketeer (Douglas Fowley), successfully framing chanteuse Linda Martin (Leah Ray) for the crime, leaving her young daughter in Joan's care. With six lead actresses and only 69 minutes it never gets dull, even when the melodramatics grow more absurd (someone has to have a happy ending!). Alas, not among the unbilled players are Lon Chaney and Robert Lowery, cast as delivery men, both ending up on the cutting room floor, nearly always side by side in Fox titles like "The Lady Escapes," "Wife, Doctor and Nurse," "Charlie Chan on Broadway," "Life Begins in College," "Second Honeymoon," "City Girl," "Happy Landing," "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "Josette," "Passport Husband," "Straight Place and Show," and John Ford's "Submarine Patrol" (Chaney alas found his roles deleted in "Love is News," "That I May Live," and "Born Reckless").


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed