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Two Girls on Broadway (1940)

Passed | | Musical, Romance | 19 April 1940 (USA)
Eddie sells his song to a Broadway producer and also lands a job dancing in the musical. He sends for his dance partner-fiancée Molly who brings her younger sister Pat. Upon seeing Molly ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Pat Mahoney
... Molly Mahoney
... Eddie Kerns
... 'Chat' Chatsworth
... Buddy Bartell
... Jed Marlowe
... Ito (as Otto Hahn)
... Judge
... Announcer
Charles Wagenheim ... Bartell's Assistant
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Eddie sells his song to a Broadway producer and also lands a job dancing in the musical. He sends for his dance partner-fiancée Molly who brings her younger sister Pat. Upon seeing Molly and Pat dance, the producer picks Pat for the show and gives Molly a job selling cigarettes. A wealthy friend of the Producer named Chad, also has is eye on Pat. Pat is teamed with Eddie in the specialty number as Kerns and Mahoney. Pat and Eddie soon realize that they are in love and must tell Molly. Pat balks at hurting Molly and goes out with Chad who already has five ex-wives. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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$427,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film received its initial telecast in Philadelphia Saturday 18 January 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), followed by Los Angeles 24 June 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11) and by San Francisco 11 July 1959 on KGO (Channel 7). Ironically, New York City televiewers were among the last to get a look at it, when it finally aired 23 June 1962 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Goofs

When Molly wakes Pat up at 11:30 to get to a noon rehearsal, Pat throws the bed covers off herself twice. See more »

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Jed Marlowe: You got any mud for me?
Molly Mahoney: No, not yet, Jed, I - I been kinda busy.
Jed Marlowe: Did you get the low down on that pigeon Chatsworth's running around with?
Molly Mahoney: No, I haven't.
Jed Marlowe: They tell me she's a little Romanian dancer by the name of -Mahoney.
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My Wonderful One Let's Dance
(1940)
Written by Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed and Roger Edens
Placed on piano, sung and danced by George Murphy (uncredited)
Reprised with George Murphy (uncredited) and Lana Turner (uncredited) dancing
Reprised again with George Murphy (uncredited) singing
Played as background often
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And a One and a Two and a ...Wait...It's Over?
17 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

Lana Turner gets to show off her dance skills with George Murphy and Joan Blondell in 1940's "Two Girls on Broadway." Mostly lighthearted fun as George Murphy plays dancer Eddie Kerns, who resorts to trickery to catch his big break in New York and smoothtalks his producers into bringing over his fiance (Joan Blondell) and her kid sister (Turner), who are also dancers. Turner plays the fresh faced ingenue who attracts attention for her looks and talent while Blondell has to face the harsh realities of show business when you are past your prime. Murphy plays the aw shucks hoofer torn between Blondell and Turner (guess who he wants the most? Gee I wonder?) Blondell gets a chance to play more than the usual wise-cracking sidekick. Turner shows she wasn't just a pretty face back then and has some real talent. Look for a cute scene where she comes home drunk late at night and tries to keep her sister from waking up. The movie runs a tight 73 minutes, so enjoy as much as you can before it's over.


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