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1. 42nd Street (1933)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.4
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A director puts on what may be his last Broadway show and, at the last moment, a naive newcomer has to replace the star.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ruby Keeler

Votes: 9,834 | Gross: $2.30M

2. The Broadway Melody (1929)

Passed | 100 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

5.7
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A pair of sisters from the vaudeville circuit try to make it big time on Broadway, but matters of the heart complicate the attempt.

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Bessie Love, Anita Page, Charles King, The Angeles Twins

Votes: 5,881 | Gross: $6.12M

3. The Stooge (1951)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.9
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Egotistical vaudevillian Bill Miller basks in the limelight with his successful musical-comedy act, but his success is due to his unheralded second banana.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Polly Bergen, Marion Marshall

Votes: 1,202

4. It Ain't Hay (1943)

Approved | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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Adaptation of the Damon Runyon story 'Princess O'Hara', in which the horse of a street vendor is replaced by a racehorse.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Grace McDonald, Cecil Kellaway

Votes: 781

5. Bedtime Story (1941)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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A playwright attempts to stop his wife from retiring so she can star in his next play.

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Fredric March, Loretta Young, Robert Benchley, Allyn Joslyn

Votes: 477

6. Hello, Sister! (1933)

Passed | 62 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Peggy and her friend Millie are strolling down Broadway while Jimmy and Mac are trolling Broadway, and the four get together. Jimmy and Peggy get together in many romantic ways and Peggy ... See full summary »

Directors: Alan Crosland, Erich von Stroheim, Raoul Walsh, Alfred L. Werker | Stars: James Dunn, Zasu Pitts, Boots Mallory, Minna Gombell

Votes: 113

7. Calendar Girl (1947)

Approved | 88 min | Musical, Romance

6.0
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A songwriter finds out that his beautiful girlfriend is going to be an artist's model.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Jane Frazee, William Marshall, Gail Patrick, Kenny Baker

Votes: 177

8. George White's Scandals (1945)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Music

5.8
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This Broadway revue is about two love affairs. The romance between the comedienne Joan Mason and Jack Evans of Boston is easily disturbed by Jack's cynical sister, Clara Belle Evans, who is... See full summary »

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Joan Davis, Jack Haley, Phillip Terry, Martha Holliday

Votes: 142

9. Joanna (1925)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Romance

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Joanna Manners is a flapper with a million-dollar figure, million-dollar looks, and a million dollars in cash. She falls in love with John Wilmore, a gut who hasn't got a dime nor a pot to ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin Carewe | Stars: Dorothy Mackaill, Jack Mulhall, Paul Nicholson, George Fawcett

10. Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003)

Unrated | 111 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.3
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72 Metascore

Interviews and archival footage are used to tell the story of post-war Broadway through the 1960s.

Director: Rick McKay | Stars: Edie Adams, Bea Arthur, Elizabeth Ashley, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 415

11. Follow the Leader (1930)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.0
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Ed Wynn, a waiter, tries to get hit employers daughter a start on the stage; Ginger Rogers replaces Ethel Merman when Merman is kidnapped.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Ed Wynn, Ginger Rogers, Stanley Smith, Lou Holtz

Votes: 49

12. Dr. Broadway (1942)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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New York City physician, Dr. Timothy Kane, knows Broadway, the Great White Way and all of its characters thoroughly, as does his receptionist, Connie Madigan. A man Kane had sent to prison ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Macdonald Carey, Jean Phillips, J. Carrol Naish, Richard Lane

Votes: 66

13. Broadway Scandals (1929)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.3
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When the road-show that Ted Howard, a singer, and Mary, a chorus-dancer, goes broke and the company is stranded in the sticks, Ted Uses his own savings to get them all back to New York. Ted... See full summary »

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Sally O'Neil, Jack Egan, Carmel Myers, Tom O'Brien

Votes: 7

14. The House of Fear (1939)

Approved | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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A detective goes undercover as a producer to investigate an actor's murder, which occurred during the performance of a play. The actor's body disappeared shortly after the crime, and his ... See full summary »

Director: Joe May | Stars: William Gargan, Irene Hervey, Dorothy Arnold, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 74

15. Murder in Times Square (1943)

Approved | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Actor-playwright Cory Williams is sitting in a nightclub when Longacre Lil, a Broadway vagrant, and asks him for some money. He not only refuses her but call her a fake,and she threatens ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Marguerite Chapman, John Litel, William Wright

Votes: 17

16. Broadway (1942)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Music

6.7
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George Raft, playing himself, recalls his days on Broadway, where he acquired a reputation as a great dancer--and also one as a brawler, a ladies man and an associate of some of the city's most notorious gangsters.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Janet Blair, Broderick Crawford

Votes: 58

17. Born to Sing (1942)

Approved | 82 min | Action, Crime, Musical

6.1
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Show promoter Cartwright has stolen the songs that Frank wrote while he was in the big house. The boys go to Cartwright to get Frank credit for his work, and Cartwright has them arrested ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Virginia Weidler, Ray McDonald, Leo Gorcey, Douglas McPhail

Votes: 149

18. The Girl He Didn't Buy (1928)

Passed | 57 min | Drama, Romance

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Philip D'Arcy (William Eugene), the financial backer of a Broadway show offers to star Ruth Montaige (Pauline Garon), in the show but he has another reason for doing so. But Ruth, dumb but ... See full summary »

Director: Dallas M. Fitzgerald | Stars: Pauline Garon, Allan Simpson, Rosemary Cooper, Gladden James

19. The Girl Friend (1935)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.1
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An actor and two songwriters become rural con men.

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Ann Sothern, Jack Haley, Roger Pryor, Thurston Hall

Votes: 25

20. Syncopation (1929)

83 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.2
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This is RKO's first sound musical. It centers on a pair of vaudevillians who are quite close on and off the stage until a dashing millionaire comes around and begins wooing the female partner.

Director: Bert Glennon | Stars: Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians, Morton Downey, Barbara Bennett, Ian Hunter

Votes: 48

21. The Zero Hour (1939)

Approved | 65 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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A theater producer and his protege star fall in love and decide to wed. In route to their nuptials, tragedy strikes and the would-be groom ends up bound to a wheelchair. Nine years later, the wife tries to adopt a little girl.

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Frieda Inescort, Otto Kruger, Adrienne Ames, Donald Douglas

Votes: 31

22. Sweet Surrender (1935)

Approved | 85 min | Musical, Romance

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Arrested when he gets into a fracas, while escorting the girl he has hitherto loved only from afar, noted ballet dancer Delphine, to her car, Danny O'Day, famous radio tenor, is late for ... See full summary »

Director: Monte Brice | Stars: Frank Parker, Tamara, Helen Lynd, Russ Brown

23. Bright Lights (1935)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Music

6.3
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Joe and Fay Wilson are a happily married vaudeville team. But when a reporter discovers, that one of the chorus girls in the troupe is a slightly eccentric heiress, who bugs sometimes out ... See full summary »

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Ann Dvorak, Patricia Ellis, William Gargan

Votes: 159

24. Love and Hisses (1937)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Music

6.7
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As part of their public feud, Bandleader Bernie pretends a girl singer is no good so columnist Winchell promotes her in his column.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Walter Winchell, Ben Bernie, Simone Simon, Bert Lahr

Votes: 21

25. Take Me Home (1928)

Passed | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Take Me Home is a 1928 silent comedy produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The film was directed by Marshall Neilan and starred Bebe Daniels and Neil Hamilton. The film is now considered a lost film.

Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Bebe Daniels, Neil Hamilton, Lilyan Tashman, Doris Hill

26. It Happened in New York (1935)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.7
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A New York City cab driver in need of $200 picks up a movie star in his cab, and schemes to get the money from her.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Gertrude Michael, Heather Angel, Lyle Talbot, Hugh O'Connell

Votes: 15

27. Accent on Youth (1935)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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A young secretary falls in love with her boss, a middle-aged playwright. Complications ensue when her boss' son falls for her.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Herbert Marshall, Phillip Reed, Holmes Herbert

Votes: 47

28. Ambitious People (1931)

Passed | 17 min | Short, Comedy, Music

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Herman Timberg, (father of Herman Timberg Jr/Tim Herbert in real life,) plays the director of a Broadway musical comedy and wants singer Barbara Blair to have the lead role, but the angel (... See full summary »

Director: Sammy Lee | Stars: Herman Timberg, Barbara Blair, Wilbur Mack, Edward J. Nugent

29. The Music Goes 'Round (1936)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.9
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Harry Wallace (Harry Richman) is the star of a musical comedy who, while on a leave of absence from Broadway, encounters a troupe of untalented showboat players and takes them to New York ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Harry Richman, Rochelle Hudson, Walter Connolly, Douglass Dumbrille

Votes: 7

30. The Kid Sister (1927)

Passed | 58 min | Drama, Romance

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Mary Hall (Ann Christy) forsakes the quiet life of her small-town home and joins her chorus-girl sister Helen Hall (Marguerire De La Motre) in New York. She's soon disillusioned with the ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Graves | Stars: Marguerite De La Motte, Ann Christy, Malcolm McGregor, Brooks Benedict

31. Star for a Night (1936)

Approved | 76 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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Blind Mrs. Lind comes to American to visit her three children whom she thinks are successful.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Claire Trevor, Jane Darwell, Arline Judge, Evelyn Venable

Votes: 7

32. Broadway Daddies (1928)

Passed | 55 min | Comedy

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Eve, a beautiful young nightclub dancer, turns down a string of wealthy and powerful suitors for Robert, a poor but ambitious young man. What Eve doesn't know is that Robert is the son of a... See full summary »

Director: Fred Windemere | Stars: Jacqueline Logan, Alec B. Francis, Rex Lease, Phillips Smalley

33. Chicken a La King (1928)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy

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Director: Henry Lehrman | Stars: Nancy Carroll, George Meeker, Ford Sterling, Arthur Stone

34. Drug Store Follies (1937)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Comedy, Music

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A Columbia "Variety Favorites" short (production number 3952) featuring Texas Jim Lewis and his Lone Star Cowboys performing on a drug store set (hence the title), and includes comic bits ... See full summary »

Director: Ben K. Blake | Stars: Roscoe Ates, Carolyn Marsh, Texas Jim Lewis, The Lone Star Cowboys

35. Madame Behave (1925)

Passed | 55 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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A cross-dressing farce, adapted from "Madame Lucy" by Jean Arlette, in which to help a friend in a lawsuit, Jack Mitchell disguises himself as the mysterious "Madame Brown," a missing ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Sidney | Stars: Julian Eltinge, Ann Pennington, Lionel Belmore, David James

Votes: 14

36. Come to Papa! (1931)

Passed | 18 min | Short, Comedy, Music

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Director: William Watson | Stars: Ford Sterling, Eleanor Hunt, Jack Duffy, Eddie Baker

37. Toot Sweet (1937)

Approved | 21 min | Short, Comedy, Music

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This "Broadway Brevity" (Vitaphone production number 3025) 20-minute fictional musical-comedy stars Fifi D'Orsay doing whatever Fifi D'Orsay usually did and Rufe Davis, mostly doing his ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Mack | Stars: Fifi D'Orsay, Rufe Davis, Lester Cole, Georgia Hayes

38. Living in a Metropolis (1952)

Approved | 20 min | Short, History, News

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This look at New York City shows it as a hub of transportation, and its citizens are shown in their thousands on varied occupations, trades, industries and the arts---all of them shown as ... See full summary »

Director: Louis De Rochemont | Star: Jackson Beck

39. Paris in New York (1936)

Approved | 22 min | Short, Comedy, Music

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Joking with a newspaper reporter about the way he discovered the French star, 'Irene Bordoni'), a Broadway producer tells how he hired the entire cast in his latest stage production. While ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Henabery | Stars: Irène Bordoni, Pansy Sanborn, Will Aubrey, Frank Mazzone



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