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

TOMATOMETER®
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.
Reviews
New York Daily News
Irene Thirer
Fresh

Zowie! What a picture! Humor, drama, romance, action, thrill! And how!

June 25, 2017
New York Times
Mordaunt Hall
Rotten

Although the audible devices worked exceedingly well in most instances, it is questionable whether...

June 22, 2017
TIME Magazine
TIME Staff
Rotten

A tedious musical comedy embedded in a routine story like a fly in celluloid.

February 20, 2019
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Additional Info

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