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The Dogway Melody (1930)

In this Dogville spoof of _Broadway Melody, The (1929)_, Mr. Cur, a Broadway producer, puts on a show and makes a play for the leading lady.

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Zion Myers, Jules White
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Cast

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Zion Myers ... (voice) (uncredited)
Jules White ... (voice) (uncredited)
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In this Dogville spoof of _Broadway Melody, The (1929)_, Mr. Cur, a Broadway producer, puts on a show and makes a play for the leading lady.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1930 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This series was controversial even at the time due to the methods used to get the dogs to pose and "talk". In the UK, the "Performing and Captive Animals Defense League" printed a circular in 1931 detailing the alleged abuse these animals endured. They were successful in having the British film censors ban these films due to animal cruelty. See more »

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Follows Hot Dog (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

The Broadway Melody
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Performed by studio orchestra
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Dog lovers should get a howl out of this short satirizing "Broadway Melody"...
2 December 2008 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

Dog lovers will find a lot of amusement in this short subject satirizing the MGM movie "Broadway Melody." All sorts of pups are attired in costumes and hats to give a strangely weird look to their appearance which is oddly human.

The sketch actually follows the plot of the original movie and how it's done is absolutely amazing.

Still, I had the feeling when it was all over that it was a highly contrived sort of thing with some nice staging and background effects. However, I have to admit it's an oddity and comes across as more of a curio for fans able to appreciate the early shorts designed to entertain audiences between showings of the feature films.


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