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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 »

Director:

S. Sylvan Simon

Writers:

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

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 Charles Wagenheim ... Bartell's Assistant
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Choose Your Partner See more »

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Budget:

$427,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Several actors in studio records were not seen in the movie: Jesse Arnold (Secretary), Chester Clute (Salesman) and George Meader (McChesney) See more »

Goofs

When Molly wakes Pat up at 11:30 to get to a noon rehearsal, Pat throws the bed covers off herself twice. See more »

Quotes

Jed Marlowe: Molly, you can still change your mind.
Molly Mahoney: Not me. I'm gonna be back in Nebraska in time for the corn and lima bean festival. And, who knows, maybe this year I'll be elected Queen of the Succotash!
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Remake of The Broadway Melody (1929) See more »

Soundtracks

My Wonderful One Let's Dance
(1940)
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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And a One and a Two and a ...Wait...It's Over?
17 January 2018 | by chauge-73253See all my reviews

Lana Turner gets to show off her dance skills with George Murphy and Joan Blondell in 1940's "Two Girls on Broadway." Mostly lighthearted fun as George Murphy plays dancer Eddie Kerns, who resorts to trickery to catch his big break in New York and smoothtalks his producers into bringing over his fiance (Joan Blondell) and her kid sister (Turner), who are also dancers. Turner plays the fresh faced ingenue who attracts attention for her looks and talent while Blondell has to face the harsh realities of show business when you are past your prime. Murphy plays the aw shucks hoofer torn between Blondell and Turner (guess who he wants the most? Gee I wonder?) Blondell gets a chance to play more than the usual wise-cracking sidekick. Turner shows she wasn't just a pretty face back then and has some real talent. Look for a cute scene where she comes home drunk late at night and tries to keep her sister from waking up. The movie runs a tight 73 minutes, so enjoy as much as you can before it's over.


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