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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'm just another fan of yours, and I thought I'd write and tell you so.


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.


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Preceded by The Broadway Melody and Broadway Melody of 1936. Followed by Broadway Melody of 1940. Another film in the series was planned, "Broadway Melody of 1943" starring Eleanor Powell, Gene Kelly, and Lena Horne. However, that project was abandoned, and the numbers that had been filmed for this project were placed into Thousands Cheer and Broadway Rhythm.
The song "Dear Mr. Gable" was a birthday present for Clark Gable's 36th birthday. Composer and arranger Roger Edens adapted the old song "You Made Me Love You" by James V. Monaco. It was sung at Gable's birthday party by a young Judy Garland. Producer Louis B. Mayer was so impressed by it, that he gave order to let Garland sing it again in the next great musical MGM was going to produce.
The singing voice of Eleanor Powell was dubbed by Marjorie Lane.
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