The Broadway Melody (1929)

The Broadway Melody 1929

The pulsating drama of Broadway's bared heart speaks and sings with a voice to stir your soul!
 Writers: Edmund Goulding (story), Sarah Y. Mason (continuity), Norman Houston (dialogue by), James Gleason (dialogue by)
 Story: Harriet and Queenie Mahoney, a vaudeville act, come to Broadway, where their friend Eddie Kerns needs them for his number in one of Francis Zanfield's shows. Eddie was in love with Harriet, but when he meets Queenie, he falls in love to her, but she is courted by Jock Warriner, a member of the New Yorker high society. It takes a while till Queenie recognizes, that she is for Jock nothing more than a toy, and it also takes a while till Harriet recognizes, that Eddie is in love with Queenie.
 Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations.
 Did you know: The first all-talking musical feature. Also the first musical to spawn sequels (Broadway Melody films would appear every few years until 1940).
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Release: 10 May 1929
Directed by: Harry Beaumont
Countries: USA
Language: English
Genres: Musical,  Romance
MPAA Rating: N/A
IMDB Rating: 6.6/10
Runtime: 100min
Charles King
as Eddie Kearns
Anita Page
as Queenie Mahoney
Bessie Love
as Hank Mahoney
Director - Harry Beaumont
Writer - Edmund Goulding
Rotten Tomatoes® Ratings and Review
Average rating: 5.4/10
Reviews counted: 17
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 11
22% liked it
Average rating: 2.8/5
Reviews counted: 1,679

Review: The Broadway Melody is interesting as an example of an early Hollywood musical, but otherwise, it's essentially bereft of appeal for modern audiences.
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