GenreMusical ScreenplayHal Kanter, Sid Silvers CountryUnited States
Release dateNovember 1, 1951 (1951-11-01) WriterSid Silvers (screenplay), Hal Kanter (screenplay), Sammy Cahn (story) CastTony Martin (Dan Carter), Janet Leigh (Nancy Peterson), Gloria DeHaven (Hannah Holbrook), Eddie Bracken (Lew Conway), Ann Miller (Joyce Campbell), Barbara Lawrence (S.F. (Foxy) Rogers) Similar moviesBirdman, Frozen, Pitch Perfect 2, Into the Woods, Mulan, Aladdin
TaglineGet set for a Racy Romp up and down the Big Street!
Sneak preview two tickets to broadway 1951
Two Tickets to Broadway is a 1951 American Technicolor musical film directed by James V. Kern and filmed on the RKO Forty Acres backlot. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Sound Recording (John Aalberg). The film was choreographed by Busby Berkeley.
The roles of the two delicatessen owners were originally offered to Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, who had to turn down the parts due to Laurel being ill.
Ann miller two tickets to broadway 1951
Frustrated singers Hannah Holbrook, Joyce Campbell and S. F. "Foxy" Rogers return dejectedly to New York on a bus, their out-of-town engagement in Vermont, arranged by small-time promoter Lew Conway, having been a huge flop.
Nancy Peterson, another passenger on the bus, mistakenly believes Dan Carter has stolen her suitcase. It turns out both are entertainers. They end up with each other's bags, then become better acquainted after the mix-up.
The conniving Lew represents Dan and tries to get him to take the same bad gig the girl singers just left. Lew also meets a couple of delicatessen owners, Leo and Harry, who might have money to invest in his performers' careers. The agent has an impersonator, Glendon, pretend to be the producer of bandleader Bob Crosby's television program.
Everybody excitedly believes that Lew has booked them on the TV show. Lew continually tries to get in to see Crosby's actual producer, totally in vain. He lies to the singers that Crosby won't book them because he is jealous of Dan's ability as a singer. A furious Nancy barges into the TV studio to berate Crosby and his producer, who have no idea what she is talking about.
Nancy boards a bus, headed back home. Crosby's producer, however, says he's been interested in Dan for quite a while, and ends up with an opening on tonight's show after Lew locks the scheduled performers in a closet. Nancy refuses to believe Lew that the gang really is performing on tonight's show, until she spots Dan singing on a TV in a store's window. She races back to New York just in time to join the others on the show.
Tony Martin as Dan Carter
Janet Leigh as Nancy Peterson
Gloria DeHaven as Hannah Holbrook
Eddie Bracken as Lew Conway
Ann Miller as Joyce Campbell
Barbara Lawrence as S. F. Rogers
Bob Crosby as Himself
Charles Dale as Leo, Palace Deli
Joe Smith as Harry, Palace Deli
Taylor Holmes as Willard Glendon
Buddy Baer as Sailor on Bus
The film recorded an estimated loss of $1,150,000.