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Broadway Melody of 1936

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Genre  Musical, Romance
Sequel  Broadway Melody of 1938
Language  English
6.9/10 IMDb

Director  Roy Del Ruth
Prequel  The Broadway Melody
Country  United States
Broadway Melody of 1936 movie poster
Writer  Moss Hart, Sid Silvers
Release date  August 25, 1935 (1935-08-25) (New York City) September 18, 1935 (1935-09-18) (Los Angeles)
Cast  Jack Benny (Bert Keeler), Eleanor Powell (Irene Foster), Robert Taylor (Robert Gordon), Una Merkel (Kitty Corbett), Sid Silvers (Snoop Blue), Buddy Ebsen (Ted Burke)
Similar movies  Frozen, Pitch Perfect 2, Birdman, Aladdin, Tangled, Into the Woods
Tagline  You have waited seven years for this!

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Broadway Melody of 1936 is a musical film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1935. In New York, the film opened at the Capitol Theatre, the site of many prestigious MGM premieres. It was a follow-up of sorts to the successful The Broadway Melody, which had been released in 1929, although, there is no story connection with the earlier film beyond the title and some music.


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The film was written by Harry W. Conn, Moss Hart, Jack McGowan and Sid Silvers. It was directed by Roy Del Ruth and starred Jack Benny, Eleanor Powell, Robert Taylor, Frances Langford, Sid Silvers, Buddy Ebsen and Vilma Ebsen (in their first film debut). It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

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Irene Foster (Eleanor Powell) tries to convince her high school sweetheart, Broadway producer Robert Gordon (Robert Taylor), to give her a chance to star in his new musical, but he is too busy with the rich widow (June Knight) backing his show. Irene tries to show Gordon that she has the talent to succeed, but he will not hire her. Things become complicated when she begins impersonating a French dancer, who was actually the invention of a gossip columnist (Jack Benny).


Cast notes
This was Powell's first leading role, and her first film for MGM. She would appear in the next two entries in the Broadway Melody series: Broadway Melody of 1938 and Broadway Melody of 1940. (These films were not related to each other in terms of storyline.) This also marked Ebsen's film debut. Though she was dubbed in this film by Marjorie Lane, Eleanor recorded "You Are My Lucky Star" with Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra (Victor 25158).


  • "Broadway Rhythm" (1935)
  • Music by Nacio Herb Brown
  • Lyrics by Arthur Freed
  • Performed by Frances Langford
  • Performed by Buddy Ebsen, Vilma Ebsen, June Knight, Nick Long Jr., and Eleanor Powell
  • "You Are My Lucky Star" (1935)
  • Music by Nacio Herb Brown
  • Lyrics by Arthur Freed; Played during the opening credits
  • Performed by Frances Langford and chorus
  • Performed by Eleanor Powell (dubbed by Marjorie Lane) and chorus
  • Performed by Roger Edens and Eleanor Powell
  • Performed by Robert Taylor and chorus
  • "Broadway Melody" (1929)
  • Music by Nacio Herb Brown
  • Lyrics by Arthur Freed
  • Performed by Harry Stockwell
  • "I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin'" (1935)
  • Music by Nacio Herb Brown
  • Lyrics by Arthur Freed
  • Sung by June Knight, Robert Taylor and chorus
  • Performed by June Knight, Nick Long Jr., and chorus
  • Performed by Frances Langford
  • "Sing Before Breakfast" (1935)
  • Music by Nacio Herb Brown
  • Lyrics by Arthur Freed
  • Performed by Buddy Ebsen, Vilma Ebsen, and Eleanor Powell (dubbed by Marjorie Lane)
  • "All I Do Is Dream Of You" (French version) (1934)
  • Music by Nacio Herb Brown
  • Lyrics by Arthur Freed
  • "On a Sunday Afternoon" (1935)
  • Music by Nacio Herb Brown
  • Lyrics by Arthur Freed
  • Performed by Buddy Ebsen and Vilma Ebsen
  • "The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)" (1851)
  • Written by Stephen Foster
  • Performed by Roger Edens
  • Accolades

    The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists:

  • 2004: AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs:
  • "You Are My Lucky Star" – Nominated
  • Box office

    According to MGM records the film earned $1,655,000 in the US and Canada and $1,216,000 elsewhere resulting in a profit of $691,000.


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