The Broadway Melody(Movie, 1929)

| 1h 40min | Genres: Drama, Music, Romance / Love
The Broadway MelodyRating: 2.7/5 (with 22 votes)
The Broadway Melody, also known as The Broadway Melody of 1929, is a 1929 American pre-Code musical film and the first sound film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture. It was one of the first musicals to feature a Technicolor sequence, which sparked the trend of color being used in a flurry of musicals that would hit the screens in 1929–1930. Today the Technicolor sequence is lost; only a black and white copy survives in available versions. The film was the first musical released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and was Hollywood's first all-talking musical. The Broadway Melody was written by Norman Houston and James Gleason from a story by Edmund Goulding, and directed by Harry Beaumont. Original music was written by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown, including the popular hit "You Were Meant for Me". The George M. Cohan classic "Give My Regards to Broadway" is used under the opening establishing shots of New York City, its film debut. Bessie Love was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance. ()
Movie poster of The Broadway Melody

Where to watch The Broadway Melody (cinema/streaming/download)?

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Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English [CC]
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Duration: 1h 40min
Amazon Instant Video
Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English [CC]
Apple / iTunes Store
Duration: 1h 40min
Also available at on: DVD

Awards & Nominations for The Broadway Melody

Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Picture

About The Broadway Melody

Harriet and Queenie Mahoney, a vaudeville act, come to Broadway, where their friend Eddie Kerns needs them for his number in one of Francis Zanfield's shows. Eddie was in love with Harriet, but when he meets Queenie, he falls in love to her, but she is courted by Jock Warriner, a member of the New Yorker high society. It takes a while till Queenie recognizes, that she is for Jock nothing more than a toy, and it also takes a while till Harriet recognizes, that Eddie is in love with Queenie.

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Trailer for The Broadway Melody + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

Trailer 1(Trailer, 4:25)

Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 11 languages: Czech (CS), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Ukrainian (UK), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 02/08/1929
Cast: Anita Page, Charles King, Bessie Love, Edward Dillon, Carla Laemmle, Jed Prouty, Kenneth Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet
Director: Harry Beaumont
Film Editor: Sam Zimbalist
Director of Photography: John Arnold
Production Designer: Cedric Gibbons
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Melodia na Broadway"
Budget: 379,000 USD
Revenue: 4,358,000 USD (= 1,150%)
Color: Black & White (B/W)

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