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Broadway Melody of 1938 Overview:

Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937) was a Musical - Romance Film directed by Roy Del Ruth and produced by Jack Cummings and Irving Thalberg.

The film was based on the play Cavalcade written by Noel Coward performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London in Sep 6, 1931.

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Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937)

By Beatrice on Oct 25, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Broadway Melody of 1938 Directed by Roy Del Ruth Written by Jack McGowan and Sid Silvers 1938/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing This MGM musical extravaganza is worth seeing just for Judy Garland’s numbers. ?The performances by Eleanor Powell, Buddy Ebsen, and Sophie Tucker are gravy. Th... Read full article

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Betty Clayton: [singing] I don't care what happens, let the whole world stop. As far as I'm concerned you'll always be the top. 'Cause you know you made me love you.

Betty Clayton: [singing] I'm just another fan of yours, and I thought I'd write and tell you so.

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For the number "Your Broadway and Mine", the set is decorated with the names of Broadway stars from the 1910s and 1920s. When Alice (played by Sophie Tucker) starts talking about former times, Tucker's name can be seen on at least all of the neon billboards before the number's end.
Four songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed were deleted after previews: "Sun Showers" (sung by Charles Igor Gorin), "Got a Pair of New Shoes" (sung and danced by Eleanor Powell), a reprise of "Yours and Mine" (sung by Judy Garland and a boys choir), and the beginning of the "Your Broadway and Mine" finale (sung by Garland and the MGM chorus). "Got a Pair of New Shoes" and "Sun Showers" were later sung by Garland in Thoroughbreds Don't Cry, the latter being cut as well. Most of Powell's tap solo to "Got a Pair of New Shoes" was included in the compilation film The Great Morgan.
The singing voice of Eleanor Powell was dubbed by Marjorie Lane.
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