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Lullaby of Broadway (1951)

A showgirl returns to her New York home to visit her alcoholic mother, where she catches the eye of a Broadway producer.

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David Butler

Writer:

Earl Baldwin
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Doris Day ... Melinda Howard
Gene Nelson ... Tom Farnham
S.Z. Sakall ... Adolph Hubbell
Billy De Wolfe ... Lefty Mack
Gladys George ... Jessica Howard
Florence Bates ... Mrs. Anna Hubbell
Anne Triola ... Gloria Davis
Hanley Stafford Hanley Stafford ... George Ferndel - Producer
Page Cavanaugh Trio ... Themselves
Carlo De Mattiazzi Carlo De Mattiazzi ... Dance Specialty
Constance De Mattiazzi Constance De Mattiazzi ... Dance Specialty
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Storyline

Pretty Melinda Howard has been abroad singing with a musical troupe. She decides to return home to surprise her mother whom she thinks is a successful Broadway star with a mansion in Manhattan. She doesn't know that her mother is actually a burnt-out cabaret singer with a love for whiskey. When she arrives at the mansion, she is taken in by the two servants who are friends of her mother's The house actually belongs to Adolph Hubbell, a kind-hearted Broadway producer who also gets drawn into the charade. Hubbell takes a shine to Melinda and agrees to star her in his next show. Melinda also finds romance with a handsome hoofer who's also in the show. All is going well for Melinda except that she wants to see her mother who keeps putting off their reunion. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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WARNER BROS.' Bright Lights Musical That's Gay as the Gay White Way! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 1951 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

As haroume mazi See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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Quotes

Adolph Hubbell: Ferndale was right, you have no eye for beautiful women.
Lefty Mack: You shouldn't judge me by my wife!
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You're Dependable
Music by Sy Miller
Lyrics by Jerry Seelen
Sung by Billy De Wolfe and Anne Triola
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"The Hit Parade and Ballyhoo..."
28 May 2006 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Overstuffed Warner Bros. vehicle for Doris Day, here playing a nightclub singer who travels from England to New York to be reunited with her mom, a former Broadway star who has fallen on hard times; meanwhile, an elderly B-way producer hires Day for his new show, causing rumors that he's her lover! Since the many musical numbers consist of musty oldies (even for 1951) and the plot is a drag, that only leaves the stars to carry this second-biller, and Day, Gladys Cooper, S.Z. Sakall and Billy de Wolfe are all fun. Gene Nelson is off-putting as Day's romantic lead (he harbors a strangely creepy side which was probably unintentional), although his tap-dance with Doris up a steep flight of steps is breathtaking. An adequate time-filler, and Doris sparkles as usual. ** from ****


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