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Broadway Serenade ()


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Mary Hale (a singer) and Jimmy Seymour (pianist/composer), are a show biz couple working in The Big Apple in small night clubs hoping to hit it big. One night, Larry Bryant (a Broadway... See more »

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Mary Hale
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James Geoffrey Seymour
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Larry Bryant
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Cornelius Collier, Jr.
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Joey - the Jinx
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Judith Tyrrell
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Pearl
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Bill
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Harriet Ingalls
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Herman
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Mrs. Olsen
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Gene
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Everett (as E. Allyn Warren)
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Reynolds
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Mr. Fellows
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Mrs. Fellows
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'Squeaker'
Kitty McHugh ...
Kitty - the Maid
Kenny Stevens ...
Singer (as Kenneth Stevens)
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Mr. Ingalls (scenesDeleted)
Ernie Alexander ...
Photographer (uncredited)
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1st 5&10 Salesgirl (uncredited)
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Gracie (uncredited)
Charles Bennett ...
Singer (uncredited)
Don Brodie ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Arthur Q. Bryan ...
Process Server (uncredited)
A.S. 'Pop' Byron ...
Pat (uncredited)
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Singers - 'High Flyin' Number (uncredited)
Jill Dennett ...
4th 5&10 Salesgirl (uncredited)
Dick Dennis ...
Singer (uncredited)
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Atlantic City Party Guest (uncredited)
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Girl with Bryant (uncredited)
Allen Fox ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Annie (uncredited)
Tom Hanlon ...
Radio Announcer (uncredited) (voice)
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Frank (uncredited)
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Chuck (uncredited)
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Jonathan (uncredited)
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Girl at Party (uncredited)
Jack Hutchinson ...
Bryant's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten ...
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Sydney Jarvis ...
Santa Claus (uncredited)
Delos Jewkes ...
Musician (uncredited)
Hans Joby ...
Hans (uncredited)
Marjorie Kane ...
3rd 5&10 Salesgirl (uncredited)
Mary Kent ...
Contralto - 'High Flyin' Number (uncredited)
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Mr. Gato (uncredited)
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Burke (uncredited)
Roy Lester ...
Jitterbug Specialty (uncredited)
Warren Lewis ...
Baritone (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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Costumer (uncredited)
Ray Mayer ...
Mr. Woods (uncredited)
Six Hits and a Miss ...
Singers - 'High Flyin' Number (uncredited)
Bruce Mitchell ...
Pullman Conductor (uncredited)
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Cameraman (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Paul Newlan ...
Big Man with Female Voice (uncredited)
Ted Oliver ...
Spike (uncredited)
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Girl (uncredited)
Jack Raymond ...
Joey's Companion (uncredited)
Gus Reed ...
Singer (uncredited)
Lionel Royce ...
Mr. Bachspiegel (uncredited)
Helen Seamon ...
Jitterbug Specialty (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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2nd 5&10 Salesgirl (uncredited)
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Otto (uncredited)
Amzie Strickland ...
Girl at Party (uncredited)
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Assistant Stage Manager (uncredited)
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Denny Madison (uncredited)
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Mr. Park (uncredited)
Patricia West ...
Girl with Bryant (uncredited)
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Collier's Accountant (uncredited)
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Divorce Process Server (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robert Z. Leonard

Written by

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Charles Lederer ... (screen play)
 
Lew Lipton ... (from original story by) &
John Taintor Foote ... (from original story by) and
Hanns Kräly ... (from original story by) (as Hans Kraly)

Produced by

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Robert Z. Leonard ... producer

Music by

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Herbert Stothart ... (musical direction)
Edward Ward ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Oliver T. Marsh ... (photographed by)

Film Editing by

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Harold F. Kress ... film editor
W. Donn Hayes ... (uncredited)

Editorial Department

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John Hoffman ... montage effects

Art Direction by

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Cedric Gibbons

Set Decoration by

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Edwin B. Willis ... (set decorations)

Costume Design by

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Adrian ... (gowns)
Valles ... (costumes: men)

Makeup Department

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Jack Dawn ... make-up creator

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Marvin Stuart ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Joseph C. Wright ... associate art director (as Joseph Wright)

Sound Department

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Douglas Shearer ... recording director

Music Department

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Leo Arnaud ... vocal and orchestral collaboration
Chet Forrest ... lyrics by
Gus Kahn ... lyrics by
Merrill Pye ... musical presentation
Leonid Raab ... vocal and orchestral collaboration
Herbert Stothart ... music by / musical director
Edward Ward ... music by
Bob Wright ... lyrics by
George Bassman ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Marquardt ... orchestrator (uncredited)

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Busby Berkeley ... creator: finale number / director: finale number
Seymour Felix ... stager: "High Flyin'" and "Madame Butterfly" numbers
Zari Elmassian ... voice stand-in: Jeanette MacDonald (uncredited)
Carl 'Major' Roup ... script clerk (uncredited)
Herbert Stothart ... arranger: "None But the Lonely Heart (Nur Wer die Sehnsucht Kennt)" (uncredited)
Dorothy Ward ... dance stand-in: Jeanette MacDonald (uncredited)
Edward Ward ... arranger: "None But the Lonely Heart (Nur Wer die Sehnsucht Kennt)" (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Mary Hale (a singer) and Jimmy Seymour (pianist/composer), are a show biz couple working in The Big Apple in small night clubs hoping to hit it big. One night, Larry Bryant (a Broadway producer) spots Mary and is taken with her beauty and golden voice. Larry Bryant asks her to audition for Mr. Collier and have Jimmy accompany her. After hearing Mary, Collier wants Mary to be in his show. Jimmy encourages a reluctant Mary to go on the road without him. Soon Mary's talent is noticed and her role in the show increases, while Harriet Ingalls the show's original star is pushed out. Ingalls quits promising to seek revenge. After 5 weeks on the road, Mary returns home. Mary is now a big star, while Jimmy's career has gone nowhere, and he feels threatened by Mary's success. Jimmy while waiting for Mary to dress, starts to read a Broadway magazine. Seeing pictures of Mary with Larry, he pours himself a drink and another till he's drunk. Larry stops by, and Ingalls suddenly appears and accuses Mary and Larry of having an affair. Jimmy leaves believing Ingalls' lies. Mary follows Jimmy trying to reason with him - a heated argument occurs. Mary leaves Jimmy and files for divorce. Two years pass and Jimmy now successful goes to see Mary wanting her back, but, he discovers that Mary and Larry are leaving for London that night to get married... Written by Kelly

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Taglines 1939's GLAMOROUS QUEEN OF THE SCREEN! ..In a Triump of Msuic, Romance, Gayety, Thrills! (original 2-column x7 newspaper ad) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Serenade (United Kingdom)
  • Emporte mon coeur (France)
  • Irrwege der Liebe (Germany)
  • Se llevó mi corazón (Spain)
  • Emporte mon coeur (Belgium, French title)
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  • 114 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Busby Berkeley only directed the final musical number. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Big Parade of Hits for 1940 (1940). See more »
Soundtracks For Ev'ry Lonely Heart See more »
Quotes James: Lambchop, do you remember that wonderful, romantic honeymoon we never had?
Mary: I remember it as though it were tomorrow.
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