GenreComedy, Musical, Romance Duration CountryUnited States
WriterGeorge Bricker, Benjamin M. Kaye Release dateDecember 7, 1935 (1935-12-07) Music directorAllie Wrubel, Ray Heindorf, Leo F. Forbstein CastWini Shaw (Winnie Wharton), Genevieve Tobin (Iris Marvin), Lyle Talbot (Lucky Lorimer), Allen Jenkins (Fishcake Carter), Phil Regan (Tommy Blake), Marie Wilson (Dorothy Dubois) Similar moviesJaws of Steel, Below the Line, Under the Black Eagle, My Dad, Find Your Man, The Man from Hell's River
TaglineRed hot rhythm...against a background of Broadway night life!
Broadway Hostess is a 1935 American romantic comedy musical directed by Frank McDonald. The film was nominated at the 1935 Academy Awards for the short lived Best Dance Direction category. For which Bobby Connolly was nominated for, along with the film Go into Your Dance.
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It is about a small town girl on her rise to stardom. But is having problems with love. Tommy falls in love with Winnie, but he feels she is in love with her manager Lucky. Lucky claims he does not want to get married, but is in fact in love with the rich socialite Iris. While Iris's brother loses money with his gambling problem.
Winifred Shaw as Winnie
Genevieve Tobin as Iris
Lyle Talbot as Lucky
Allen Jenkins as Fishcake
Phil Regan as Tommy
Marie Wilson as Dorothy
Spring Byington as Mrs. Duncan-Griswald-Wembly-Smythe
Joseph King as Big Joe Jarvis
Donald Ross as Ronnie Marvin
Frank Dawson as Morse - Iris' Butler
Harry Seymour as Club Intime Emcee
Ward Bond as Lucky's Henchman
Richard Powell as Third Member of Quartet in 'Playboy of Paree' Number
June Travis as Mrs. Bannister
Jack Wise as Nightclub Waiter
Jane Wyman as a chorus girl
Andre Sennwald of The New York Times gave it a bad review saying it was very clichéd and hard to sit through.