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Two Girls on Broadway (1940)

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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S. Sylvan Simon

Writers:

Joseph Fields (screen play), Jerome Chodorov (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lana Turner ... Pat Mahoney
Joan Blondell ... Molly Mahoney
George Murphy ... Eddie Kerns
Kent Taylor ... 'Chat' Chatsworth
Richard Lane ... Buddy Bartell
Wallace Ford ... Jed Marlowe
Otto Yamaoka ... Ito (as Otto Hahn)
Lloyd Corrigan ... Judge
Don Wilson ... Announcer
Charles Wagenheim Charles Wagenheim ... Bartell's Assistant
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Choose Your Partner See more »

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Budget:

$427,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

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 »

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

Quotes

Jed Marlowe: Tell me, aren't you Miss These, Them and Those, yet?
Molly Mahoney: You mean, Eddie? No, not yet, but we're engaged and that's as good as bein' married.
Jed Marlowe: As good? It's a darn sight better.
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Remake of The Broadway Melody (1929) See more »

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My Wonderful One Let's Dance
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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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Pleasant surprise
8 July 2004 | by jaykay-10See all my reviews

Evidently MGM was grooming Lana Turner to be featured in musicals at this stage of her career. Unfortunately that effort was abandoned, with mixed results. In this conventional backstage romantic triangle, she is a very winning performer, and a surprisingly effective dancer in her three musical numbers (partnered in two by George Murphy and in one by Joan Blondell). Her spirited youthfulness and fresh beauty are put to good use in her role as an innocent small-town girl who (almost) is spoiled by some wily denizens of big, bad Broadway. Joan Blondell plays the protective older sister convincingly, willing to sacrifice her own happiness for that of "the kid." Not many viewers would associate Lana Turner with this type of picture, but, as indicated, she more than holds her own. Too bad that in her pictures, as in her life, she became an "experienced" woman too soon.


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