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Two Girls on Broadway (1940)

Passed | | Musical, Romance | 19 April 1940 (USA)
Eddie sells his song to a Broadway producer and also lands a job dancing in the musical. He sends for his dance partner-fiancée Molly who brings her younger sister Pat. Upon seeing Molly ... See full summary »


S. Sylvan Simon


Joseph Fields (screen play), Jerome Chodorov (screen play) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Lana Turner ... Pat Mahoney
Joan Blondell ... Molly Mahoney
George Murphy ... Eddie Kerns
Kent Taylor ... 'Chat' Chatsworth
Richard Lane ... Buddy Bartell
Wallace Ford ... Jed Marlowe
Otto Yamaoka ... Ito (as Otto Hahn)
Lloyd Corrigan ... Judge
Don Wilson ... Announcer
Charles Wagenheim ... Bartell's Assistant


Eddie sells his song to a Broadway producer and also lands a job dancing in the musical. He sends for his dance partner-fiancée Molly who brings her younger sister Pat. Upon seeing Molly and Pat dance, the producer picks Pat for the show and gives Molly a job selling cigarettes. A wealthy friend of the Producer named Chad, also has is eye on Pat. Pat is teamed with Eddie in the specialty number as Kerns and Mahoney. Pat and Eddie soon realize that they are in love and must tell Molly. Pat balks at hurting Molly and goes out with Chad who already has five ex-wives. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Musical | Romance


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This film received its initial telecast in Philadelphia Saturday 18 January 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), followed by Los Angeles 24 June 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11) and by San Francisco 11 July 1959 on KGO (Channel 7). Ironically, New York City televiewers were among the last to get a look at it, when it finally aired 23 June 1962 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »


While Eddie and Pat are rehearsing in the apartment; Jed Marlowe walks in without ringing the doorbell. Now if Eddie who is Molly's fiance had to ring the bell what gives Jed a former acquaintance of Molly and Eddie the right to feel comfortable enough to enter someone else's apartment without ringing the doorbell. Additionally, this is his first time at the apartment and he didn't know that Pat is Molly's sister. It doesn't make any sense and at this point, it disrupts the flow of the story. See more »


Molly Mahoney: Well, we can't spend the whole day admiring each other.
Eddie Kerns: Say, that's right. We gotta get down to the casino. Buddy Bartell is waiting for us right now.
Molly Mahoney: He is? Oh, can't we go to the beauty parlor and get sand blasted or something? I got half of Nebraska down my neck.
Eddie Kerns: Aw, come on, you look beautiful.
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Remake of The Broadway Melody (1929) See more »


My Wonderful One Let's Dance
Written by Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed and Roger Edens
Placed on piano, sung and danced by George Murphy (uncredited)
Reprised with George Murphy (uncredited) and Lana Turner (uncredited) dancing
Reprised again with George Murphy (uncredited) singing
Played as background often
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Broadway Melody of 1929 remake
5 October 2010 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

"Two Girls on Broadway," made in 1940, is a remake of "Broadway Melody of 1929" and not as much fun. It stars George Murphy, Joan Blondell, Lana Turner, Kent Taylor and Wallace Ford. Murphy is Eddie Kerns, who sells a song, himself, his fiancé and her sister to a Broadway producer. The sisters rush out from the midwest to audition, but the show only wants Pat (Turner) while Molly (Blondell) is given the job of cigarette girl. Molly swallows her pride and watches her sister replace her in a number she used to do with Eddie. Then Eddie realizes that he's also interested in Pat, and she with him.

Nurphy is charming, energetic, and fine dancer, and Blondell is her usual excellent self. But it's hard to keep your eyes off of young, gorgeous, fresh-faced Lana with her gorgeous figure and vivacious personality. She dances with Murphy, and despite being a little stiff in her upper body, she's surprisingly good. Lana really had something in those days. It's no surprise she became a huge star.

The musical numbers are enjoyable. This movie is nothing to write home about, but if you've never experienced the young Lana, this is a great film to see her in.

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19 April 1940 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$427,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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