Broadway Melody of 1936

Irene Foster tries to convince her high school sweetheart, Broadway producer Robert Gordon, to give her a chance to star in his new musical, but he is too busy with the rich widow backing his show.
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  • Run Time: 1 hours, 41 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: April 14, 2020
  • Originally Released: 1935
  • Label: Warner Archives

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Total Count: 9


User Ratings: 330
Rating: C+ -- Strictly for those who love showbiz nostalgia. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 28, 2007
The producers of Broadway Melody of 1936 had lots of money to spend on their revue, and they spent it wisely in securing expert talent rather than famous Hollywood names. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Jul 23, 2019
Rating: B -- Despite Robert Taylor's stiff, non-singing tunr, this is the second and best of the four Broadway Melody MGM made, largely due to Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown's songs and Eleanor Powell's dazzling dancing. Full Review
Feb 13, 2008
Rating: 3.5/5 -- The charm of the film is in some individual performances and musical numbers. Full Review
Goatdog's Movies
Apr 20, 2003
Rating: 4/5 -- Enjoyable star musical.
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Aug 14, 2003
By this time, it is no news to anyone that Eleanor Powell is one of the biggest new names in pictures... She sings pleasantly, she acts with naturalness and charm, there is no woman dancer in the world who can equal her, and she has such a nice face. Full Review
Vanity Fair
May 31, 2019
The whole of Melody is deft, and some of the specialties, such as Dr. Wildhack's snoring numbers, are tops. Full Review
Esquire Magazine
Apr 21, 2020

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Irene Foster (Eleanor Powell) comes to the Great White Way hoping that childhood-sweetheart-turned-Broadway-producer Robert Gordon (Robert Taylor) will recognize her – and her talent. He's too busy sparring with a dirt-dishing gossip columnist (Jack Benny) to notice, but his wisecracking, heart-of-gold secretary (Una Merkel) certainly does. She and Irene must use their wits – and all of Irene's abilities – to show Robert what he's missing.
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