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She's Back on Broadway (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 14 March 1953 (USA)
When her Hollywood career fails, an actress returns to Broadway and tries for a comeback in a stage show directed by her former lover.

Director:

Gordon Douglas

Writer:

Orin Jannings
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Virginia Mayo ... Catherine Terris
Gene Nelson ... Gordon Evans
Frank Lovejoy ... John Webber
Steve Cochran ... Rick Sommers
Patrice Wymore ... Karen Keene
Virginia Gibson ... Angela Korinna
Larry Keating ... Mitchell Parks
Paul Picerni ... Jud Kellogg
Nedrick Young ... Rafferty
Jacqueline deWit ... Lisa Kramer
Steve Condos Steve Condos ... Specialty Dancer (as Condos)
Jerry Brandow Jerry Brandow ... Specialty Dancer (as Brandow)
Douglas Spencer ... Lew Ludlow
Mabel Albertson ... Velma Trumbull
Lenny Sherman Lenny Sherman ... Ernest Tandy
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Storyline

When Catherine Terris's career in Hollywood hits the skids, she heads back to the site of her first great triumphs...Broadway! She takes the lead in a play which is being directed by Gordon Evans, the man who was both her Svengali and her lover. Evans is still bitter that she walked out on him to become the toast of Hollywood years earlier. Can Terris and Evans put aside their mutual animosity long enough to make a go of this production. The way things start off, it doesn't seem likely... Written by Alfred Jingle

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Comedy | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aamiainen vuoteeseen See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (WarnerColor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Frank Lovejoy and Paul Picerni were both in the Film-Noir 'I Was A Communist for the F.B.I' which was also directed by Gordon Douglas. See more »

Soundtracks

Behind the Mask
(uncredited)
Music by Ray Heindorf
Lyrics by Charles Henderson
Sung by unidentified tenor
Danced by Gene Nelson, Virginia Mayo and ensemble
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Rather stodgy musical
6 January 2010 | by didi-5See all my reviews

'She's Back On Broadway' stars Virginia Mayo, Steve Cochran and Gene Nelson, and is rather a pedestrian example of a minor 50s musical. Characters are fairly stock - from Mayo's star-struck ingénue to Nelson's charming hoofer. Songs are OK but unmemorable and not that well-staged.

There are many better musicals than this - 'She's Working Her Way Through College' and 'Painting The Clouds With Sunshine' (the loose remake of 'Gold Diggers of 1933') for example. There are better musical stars from the same period - Vera-Ellen, Doris Day.

Warner Bros musicals like this one were no threat to the gloss of MGM, while Gene Nelson is no Gene Kelly. However, if you like musicals generally, 'She's Back On Broadway' is watchable, but not groundbreaking.


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