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Bloodhounds of Broadway (1952)

A calculating New York bookie hires a talented singer and dancer to entertain his nightclub. She brings her pet bloodhounds with her. This makes his girlfriend jealous, so she considers spilling the beans on his dealings to the feds.

Director:

Harmon Jones

Writers:

Sy Gomberg (screen play), Albert Mannheimer (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mitzi Gaynor ... Emily Ann Stackerlee
Scott Brady ... Robert 'Numbers' Foster
Mitzi Green ... '52nd Tessie' Sammis
Marguerite Chapman ... Yvonne Dugan
Michael O'Shea ... Inspector McNamara
Wally Vernon ... Harry 'Poorly' Sammis
Henry Slate Henry Slate ... Dave the Dude
George E. Stone ... Ropes McGonigle
Edwin Max ... Lookout Louie Larchment
Richard Allan Richard Allan ... Curtaintime Charlie
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Storyline

A calculating New York bookie hires a talented singer and dancer to entertain his nightclub. She brings her pet bloodhounds with her. This makes his girlfriend jealous, so she considers spilling the beans on his dealings to the feds.

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Comedy | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 1952 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Damon Runyon's Bloodhounds of Broadway See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The last sizable film role for Marguerite Chapman. Her next and final film role would be a bit part in The Seven Year Itch (1955). In the 1950s, she worked mostly in television. See more »

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Version of Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Bye Low
Music and Lyrics by Eliot Daniel
Sung by Mitzi Gaynor (uncredited)
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Lots of Sizzle
27 July 2013 | by aimless-46See all my reviews

Damon Runyon's "Bloodhounds of Broadway" (1952) is basically "Kissin' Cousins" meets "Guys & Dolls"; as New York bookie "Numbers" Foster (Scott Brady) stumbles onto calico-clad Emily Ann Stackerlee (Mitzi Gaynor) in rural Georgia and takes her (and her dogs) with him back to his New York City nightclub.

Simply put, no Hollywood actress ever glammed up or plained down with quite the degree of erotic fantasy contrast of Mitzi Gaynor, or at least of a young Mitzi (and she was only 21 when "Bloodhounds of Broadway" was filmed). The mind-blowing qualities of this disparity accounted for much of her popularity with audiences and producers, and gave a special sizzle to her most memorable films. On the other hand, her performances in films that failed to showcase this disparity (like "South Pacific") had a sterile flatness.

"Bloodhounds of Broadway" neatly exploits Gaynor's physical range, it is almost as if the storyline was written solely for this purpose. Her transformation deliberately lacks subtlety because the whole point is to overwhelm the observer with the contrast, causing them to participate in producing the synergy of the experience. It is plausible only because Gaynor has a unique physical quality which visually sells it, bookending the production at her most innocent with "In the Sweet Bye and Bye" and at her hottest (this side of Cole Porter's "Anything Goes") with "Jack of Diamonds".

The audience's reaction to the transformation of Emily Ann nicely illustrates the concept of a film as a semifinished product, to be used by the viewer to complete the artistic process rather than something they simply consume.

If you are buying the DVD used (or unsealed) be sure that the two-fold brochure and the 20th Century Fox envelope are included; the envelope contains four miniature black & white lobby cards on glossy heavy stock paper.

Then again, what do I know? I'm only a child.


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