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Bowery to Broadway (1944)

Approved | | Comedy | 3 November 1944 (USA)
Two Bowery vaudevillians find success in producing shows on Broadway, but when one of them suddenly departs to work for a beautiful woman, a feud erupts.

Director:

Charles Lamont

Writers:

Arthur T. Horman (screenplay), Edmund Joseph (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Montez ... Marina
Jack Oakie ... Michael O'Rourke
Susanna Foster ... Peggy Fleming Barrie
Turhan Bey ... Ted Barrie
Ann Blyth ... Bessie Jo Kirby
Donald Cook ... Dennis Dugan
Louise Allbritton ... Lillian Russell
Frank McHugh ... Joe Kirby
Rosemary DeCamp ... Bessie Kirby
Leo Carrillo ... P.J. Fenton
Andy Devine ... Father Kelley
Evelyn Ankers ... Bonnie Latour
Thomas Gomez ... Tom Harvey
Richard Lane ... Walter Rogers
George Dolenz ... George Henshaw
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Two Bowery vaudevillians find success in producing shows on Broadway, but when one of them suddenly departs to work for a beautiful woman, a feud erupts.

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Taglines:

TO FILL YOUR EYES...TO THRILL YOUR HEART! (original print ad - all caps)

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tras la fama See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Yip-I-Addy-I-Ay
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Music by Will D. Cobb
Lyrics by John H. Flynn
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Starts bright but gets bogged.
19 January 2000 | by David AtfieldSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed the first half of this movie as Bowery theatre managers Oakie and Cook fight each other for audiences by stealing each other's ideas. Lively and fast-paced, with an excellent cameo by Louise Allbritton as Lillian Russell, this is great fun. Then they move to 14th Street and things get bogged down in some silly dramatics about a reluctant star and her composer boyfriend. The third segment picks up a bit with Maria Montez as a fiery star helping the boys get to Broadway. The songs and dances are forgettable - even Donald O'Connor's bit is pretty ordinary - but there is a fabulous comedy routine from Mantan Moreland and Ben Carter. Nice to see the superb Maude Eburne in a small comic part. Pretty good.


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