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“The Broadway Melody” (1929): The Musical that Paved the Way for the Rest

“All singing! All dancing!” Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer touted its first full-length musical sound film with these lines that now are immortalized in Hollywood history. The Broadway Melody (1929) was not only Hollywood’s first full-length talking musical, but also the first sound film … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture #’s 36 and 35 — The Life of Emile Zola (1937) and Mrs. Miniver (1942)

36. The Life of Emile Zola (1937) Other Nominated Films: The Awful Truth, Captains Courageous, Dead End, The Good Earth, In Old Chicago, Lost Horizon, One Hundred Men and a Girl, Stage Door, A Star is Born I’m going to … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture #’s 40 and 39 — Cavalcade (1933) and The Broadway Melody of 1929 (1929)

40. Cavalcade (1933) Other Nominated Films: 42nd Street, A Farewell to Arms, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang, Lady for a Day, Little Women, The Private Life of Henry VIII, She Done Him Wrong, Smilin’ Through, State Fair At the … Continue reading

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