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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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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 Charles Dale ... Leo, Palace Deli (as Joe Smith & Charles Dale)
Joe Smith 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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

20 November 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Luces de Broadway See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The roles played by Charles Dale and Joe Smith were orginally intended for Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, who had to drop out of the film due to an illness contracted by Laurel while filming Utopia (1951). See more »

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buy one of those tickets
6 July 2011 | by froberts73See all my reviews

First of all, to those upset about the Indian number - get a life. This was '51. Don't take it so seriously - and keep away from pictures with Mantan Moreland, etc.

Then there are the criticisms about Tony Martin. He has the dark look, so some people automatically assume he should portray gangsters. Prejudice, prejudice against dark-haired people. Tsk.

Martin sang grand opera in this movie, pop songs, novelties and did beautifully with all of them. Not all of the music was memorable, but even the songs that might be described as mediocre were beautifully presented. The girls were attractive and personable. Miss Leigh was a doll and, yes, she did her own singing and dancing.

No one can knock Ann Miller. What a great talent. Speaking of talent, The Charlivels were outstanding as a high wire act, and as dancers.

Interesting casting was Max Baer's bro, Buddy, also a boxer, as a tough swabbie.

The Bob Crosby number, where he compares himself with brother Bing was very well done - real life situation. The one thing I missed - I wish his band had played some of its trademark Dixieland. OOoops - is that word offensive to northern ears? The plot was ancient but, who cares. Howard Hughes put this together and came up with a fun, pleasant movies.


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