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Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940) was a Musical - Black-and-white Film directed by Norman Taurog and produced by Jack Cummings.

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Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 8, 2018 From 4 Star Films

“The more you know about women the less you know about women.” It’s the story of my life and also a marvelous entry point for this film because it really is a throwaway line. It’s referred to several times thenceforward but really means nothing more. Anyways, if we came to th... Read full article


Melodia da Broadway de 1940 / Broadway Melody of 1940

By L? on Jun 3, 2018 From Critica Retro

Melodia da Broadway de 1940 / Broadway Melody of 1940 Algu?m tem como sonho ser uma estrela da Broadway. Outra pessoa quer montar um show musical. H? um interesse amoroso, confus?o, mal-entendido, uma pouco de drama, um monte de m?sicas. Eu acabei de descrever todos os musicais j? feitos ... Read full article


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Johnny Brett: [singing] So, move Grant's Tomb to Union Square / and put Brooklyn anywhere / but please, please / I'm down on my knees / don't monkey with Broadway!


King Shaw: The more I know about women, the less I know about women.
Johnny Brett: Maybe someday you'll learn they're not all the same.


Amy Blake, Casey's Secretary: Why, you wear out 50 blondes to one cape.
Bob Casey: You think it needs a new lining?
Amy Blake, Casey's Secretary: You both do.


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Planned to be shot in Technicolor, but made in black and white.
Follows The Broadway Melody, Broadway Melody of 1936 and Broadway Melody of 1938. Another film in the series was planned, "Broadway Melody of 1943" starring Eleanor Powell and Gene Kelly. However, that project was abandoned, and a dance number filmed by Eleanor Powell was edited into Thousands Cheer.
It had been reported that Fred Astaire was intimidated by Eleanor Powell because she was one of the few female tap dancers capable of out-performing him.
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