The Broadway Melody

The Broadway Melody
The Broadway Melody
  • UR
  • 1h 44m
  • 1929
Rotten35%
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer pulls out all the stops for its first talking motion picture, setting a new standard for big-budget films and establishing an archetype for decades of movie musicals to follow in The Broadway Melody. The Great White Way truly becomes the Street of Broken Dreams when sisters Queenie and Hank Mahoney (Anita Page and Bessie Love) follow Hank's boyfriend, Eddie Kearns (Charles King), to Manhattan with visions of stardom. In New York, Eddie and Queenie are attracted to each other, but unwilling to betray her sister, Queenie dates a feckless cad. Now, Hank must sort out the tangle of aspirations and emotions that form this tragic love triangle.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten35%
Critics Consensus: The Broadway Melody is interesting as an example of an early Hollywood musical, but otherwise, it's essentially bereft of appeal for modern audiences.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date:June 6, 1929
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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