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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

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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 »

Company Credits

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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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 »

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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 »

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Blandly Appealing Until The "Indians" Come In
10 October 2004 | by dmh7See all my reviews

This is not a bad musical. It's also not a good one. Tony Martin has a solid - yet unexciting - singing voice, and Janet Leigh - of course - cannot sing OR dance. So she was the perfect choice for a musical? It all drifts along without offending or titillating (now and then touched by a nice bit from Eddie Bracken, or the "Jewish" banter of the restaurant owners), and one can watch it or not.

And then Martin appears as "Big Chief Hole-In-The-Ground" in a musical number that should be profoundly repulsive to modern audiences. Its caricature of reservation Indians as being somehow rich, due to oil being found on the land, is quite offensive when one realizes that many, many times entire tribes were moved off their land simply because it suddenly became valuable. So this bit is no longer amusing in the least. It wouldn't be any great problem (given that such casual racism pops up in a lot of older films), except that the film is so near to being empty of interest, that this concern - at least for this viewer - is downright horrifying. All the film's other problems (Janet's non-musicality, a general lack of wowser tunes, the presence of that "Dancing Loutess" Ann Miller, and a drifting filmic sensibility) fade to nothing beside this large hole in the "entertainment."


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