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Two Tickets to Broadway (1951)

Approved | | Musical, Romance | 20 November 1951 (USA)
Nancy Peterson and her friends want to get a spot on Bob Crosby's TV show, but their agent has linked them.

Director:

James V. Kern

Writers:

Sid Silvers (screenplay), Hal Kanter (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tony Martin ... Dan Carter
Janet Leigh ... Nancy Peterson
Gloria DeHaven ... Hannah Holbrook (as Gloria De Haven)
Eddie Bracken ... Lew Conway
Ann Miller ... Joyce Campbell
Barbara Lawrence ... S.F. (Foxy) Rogers
Charles Dale ... Leo, Palace Deli (as Joe Smith & Charles Dale)
Joe Smith ... Harry, Palace Deli (as Joe Smith & Charles Dale)
Taylor Holmes ... Willard Glendon
Buddy Baer ... Sailor on Bus
Bob Crosby ... Orchestra Leader
The Charlivels The Charlivels ... The Charlivels
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Storyline

Young and inexperienced Nancy Peterson leaves her hometown of Pelican Falls, Vermont, to try to make it big on Broadway. Along the way, she meets Hannah Holbrook, Joyce Campbell and S.F. "Foxy" Rogers, three struggling and starving chorines who are heading back to New York after a disastrous run on a showboat in Vermont. In New York, Nancy also meets baritone Dan Carter, who is thinking about heading back to his hometown of Denver after two years of getting nowhere on Broadway. Beyond meeting Nancy, what Hannah, Joyce, Foxy and Dan also have in common is that they are each represented by Lou Conway, a somewhat shyster of an agent who relies on the good-natured if somewhat reluctant funding of local deli owners Leo and Harry to advance Hannah, Joyce, Foxy and Dan's careers. Regardless, Hannah loves Lou, the two who are engaged. To appease most specifically Dan, Lou comes up with his latest scheme to make his name known to the public: move to a new medium - television - by getting him a... Written by Huggo

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Get set for a Racy Romp up and down the Big Street!

Genres:

Musical | Romance

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

20 November 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Luces de Broadway See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Opening credits: The characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictional. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

Goofs

When Janet Leigh takes the newspaper clipping from her mirror (after seeing Bob Crosby), you can see that the back of the clipping is unprinted. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Lost Missile (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

The Prologue
from "Pagliacci"
Written by Ruggero Leoncavallo (as Leoncavallo)
Music Arranged by Walter Scharf (uncredited)
English Libretto by James V. Kern and Sid Silvers (uncredited)
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Janet Leigh did sing!
27 August 2008 | by f111151See all my reviews

The initial commenter wondered if Janet Leigh was dubbed in this film since he couldn't remember her singing in any of her other pictures. Well, she did sing in other films, most notably in "Bye Bye Birdie", and "My Sister Eileen", and while she was not known as an accomplished singer or dancer, she managed to give fairly good performances in both films and to demonstrate a competent ability in numerous guest appearances on variety television programs of the '50's and the '60's. I hope this will help to answer your questions. You might also look at her work in "Rogue Cop", where she plays a singer, and "Walking my Baby Back Home", a musical she made with Donald O'Connor, as well as "Fearless Fagan" where again, she is a singer/entertainer. She speaks at length about her musical experiences in her autobiography, "There really was a Hollywood", and gives a great accounting of her early career.


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