Broadway Rhythm (1944) was a Family Film directed by Roy Del Ruth and produced by Jack Cummings.
Musical Monday: Broadway Rhythm (1944)on May 14, 2018 From Comet Over Hollywood
It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Broadway Rhythm?(1944) ? Mus... Read full article
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The original project was intended to be the fifth film in the "Broadway Melody" series, and was to star Gene Kelly, Eleanor Powell, and Lena Horne. Studio chief Louis B. Mayer decided instead to turn it into a vehicle to make a star out of his then mistress Ginny Simms. Horne was then placed into this film in a supporting role and her "Brazilian Boogie" and "Somebody Loves Me" numbers (originally filmed for 'Broadway Melody of 1943') was inserted into this one. Her other number filmed for 'Broadway Melody', "Honeysuckle Rose", was placed into Thousands Cheer along with two other numbers meant for the abandoned film: Eleanor Powell's "Boogie Woogie" tap dance and Gene Kelly with the Flying Corbinos.
The song "What Do You Think I Am?" was originally from the musical, Best Foot Forward, and was cut from the film version.
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