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Broadway's Like That (1930)

A girl who works in a music store discovers, on the eve of her wedding, that her intended husband already has a wife.

Director:

Arthur Hurley

Writer:

Stanley Rauh
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ruth Etting ... Ruth
Humphrey Bogart ... Ruth's Fiance
Joan Blondell ... Ruth's Pal
Mary Philips ... Ruth's Fiance's Wife
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Storyline

Ruth (Ruth Etting), singing demonstrator of popular sheet-music songs in a Broadway music shop, falls in love with a handsome customer (Humphrey Bogart) who constantly finds way to avoid marriage. The fact that he is already married to a burlesque chorus girl (Mary Philips) is eventually learned by Ruth. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Short | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ruth Etting in Broadway's Like That See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone) (Western Electric Apparatus)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Mary Philips, who plays the wife of Humphrey Bogart in the film, was also his wife in real life at the time the film was made. See more »

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Featured in Great Performances: Bacall on Bogart (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

The Right Kind of Man
(uncredited)
Music by Abel Baer
Lyrics by L. Wolfe Gilbert
Sung by Ruth Etting
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The sound disc for this film is lost
5 December 2009 | by AlsExGalSee all my reviews

This is a a tragic reversal of the usual situation - the rather hardy Vitaphone sound disc surviving and the film portion being lost. Ruth Etting did a series of Vitaphone shorts that do survive intact, and several of them are on the DVD of "Love Me or Leave Me", which is about her life. The video for this short does survive, although it is not released in anything other than fragments. There are some fragments in the Warner short subject "The Hollywood Shorts Story" and also on the documentary "Bacall on Bogart". This film is notable as the first film appearance of Humphrey Bogart. I don't know why people are even giving this film a rating since without the sound it is impossible to judge.


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