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Tommy Williams desperately wants to get to Broadway, but as he is only singing in a spaghetti house for tips he is a long way off. He meets Penny Morris, herself no mean singer, and through... See more »

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Tommy Williams
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Penny Morris
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Miss Jones
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Barbara Jo
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Ray Lambert
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Morton Hammond
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Mr. Stone
Alexander Woollcott ...
Alexander Woollcott
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Nick
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Thornton Reed
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Mrs. Williams
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Mr. Morris
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Inspector Moriarity
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Announcer
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Rene Austin ...
Elinor Downing, War Refugee (uncredited)
Dick Baron ...
Butch (uncredited)
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Mrs. Crainen, the Matron (uncredited)
Robert Bradford ...
Tenor in 'Bombshell From Brazil' Number (uncredited)
St. Luke's Episcopal Church Choristers ...
Church Choir (uncredited)
Dick Davis ...
Soloist in Main Title Song (uncredited)
The Debutantes ...
The Debutantes (uncredited)
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Reed's Writer (uncredited)
Jeanie Dunn ...
Soloist in Main Title Song (uncredited)
Maxine Flores ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Audience Member (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
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Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Chorus Girl (Hoedown Number)) (uncredited)
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Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Boy Playing Piano (uncredited)
Tom Hanlon ...
Short Wave Radio Man (uncredited)
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Extra in Acting Group (uncredited)
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Little Man Entering Nick's (uncredited)
Lois James ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Payne B. Johnson ...
Boy (uncredited)
Sheldon Kelsey ...
Comedy 'Horse' Act (uncredited)
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Shorty, drugstore waiter / cook (uncredited)
Jack 'Tiny' Lipson ...
Hefty Customer at Nick's (uncredited)
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Tony (uncredited)
Six Hits and a Miss ...
Singing Group (uncredited)
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Chorus Girl (uncredited)
The Music Maids ...
The Music Maids (uncredited)
George Noisom ...
Extra in Acting Group (uncredited)
The Notables ...
The Notables (uncredited)
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Maxine, Little Girl at Audition (uncredited)
Sidney Pepple ...
Solist in Main Title Song (uncredited)
The Peter Brothers ...
The Peter Brothers (uncredited)
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Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Stafford Quartet ...
The Stafford Quartet (uncredited)
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Jonesy's Secretary (uncredited)
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Jenny (uncredited)
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Excited Russian (uncredited)
Roger Steele ...
Robert Phillips, War Refugee (uncredited)
Stop Look and Listen Trio ...
Singing Trio (uncredited)
The Uptowners ...
The Uptowners (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim ...
Reed's Composer (uncredited)
Annalee Waller ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Reed's Director (uncredited)
Douglas Wright ...
Comedy 'Horse' Act (uncredited)
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Mason, Aide to Reed (uncredited)

Directed by

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Busby Berkeley

Written by

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Fred F. Finklehoffe ... (original story) (as Fred Finklehoffe)
 
Fred F. Finklehoffe ... (screen play) (as Fred Finklehoffe) and
Elaine Ryan ... (screen play)

Produced by

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Arthur Freed ... producer

Music by

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Leo Arnaud ... (uncredited)
George Bassman ... (uncredited)
George Stoll ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Lester White ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Fredrick Y. Smith

Art Direction by

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Cedric Gibbons

Set Decoration by

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Edwin B. Willis ... (set decoration)

Costume Design by

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Robert Kalloch ... (gowns) (as Kalloch)

Makeup Department

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Jack Dawn ... makeup creator

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Bill Ryan ... assistant director (uncredited)
Bert Spurlin ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Malcolm Brown ... associate art director

Sound Department

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Douglas Shearer ... recording director

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Gile Steele ... wardrobe: men
Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Leo Arnaud ... orchestrator / vocal arranger
George Bassman ... orchestrator / vocal arranger
Roger Edens ... musical adaptation
Merrill Pye ... musical presentation
Conrad Salinger ... orchestrator / vocal arranger
George Stoll ... musical director (as Georgie Stoll)

Other crew

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Howard Dietz ... publicity director (uncredited)
Vincente Minnelli ... director: solo sequences (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Tommy Williams desperately wants to get to Broadway, but as he is only singing in a spaghetti house for tips he is a long way off. He meets Penny Morris, herself no mean singer, and through her gets the idea to promote a show to send orphaned children on a country holiday. But he is only using the kids to get on himself, which Penny soon realises. With his romance off, an engagement in Philadelphia he can't get to, and, indeed, war in Europe, life can be difficult. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Taglines Youth Has It's Fling ! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Débuts à Broadway (France)
  • Chicos de Broadway (Spain)
  • T'anilika tou Broadway (Greece)
  • Юнцы на Бродвее (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Vi på Broadway (Denmark)
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  • 118 min
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Budget $940,068 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Vincente Minnelli conceived and supervised the "Ghost Theater" sequence where Garland and Rooney imitate theatrical notables of the past. See more »
Goofs When Alexander Woollcott is introducing the story, at one point his bow tie disappears and his collar is open. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Hollywood: The Dream Factory (1972). See more »
Soundtracks Babes on Broadway See more »
Quotes Maxine, Little Girl at Audition: Please wait don't send my brother to the chair, don't let him burn, please please warden please
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