The Broadway Melody (1929) DVD9
The soap-opera quality melodrama tells about a song-and-dance man, Eddie Kearns (Charles King), who is one of the leading men in the "Zanfield Follies," run by Francis Zanfield (Eddie Kane). Two Midwest-bred sisters, Hank (Bessie Love) and Queenie Mahoney (Anita Page), arrive in New York looking to break into show business. Hank is Eddie's long-time sweetheart but he finds himself strongly attracted to Queenie, who becomes one of the Follies' star attractions. She captures the attention of playboy Jock Warriner (Kenneth Thomson), who woos her with expensive presents. She loves Eddie but is open to Jock's advances because becoming a couple with Eddie would betray Hank. Meanwhile, Eddie's feelings and loyalties are divided between the two sisters. He loves Queenie but his long-standing relationship with Hank makes him resistant to change the status quo. Eventually, circumstances demand that Hank make the necessary moves to resolve the situation. Since this has traditional musical values, everything ends happily.

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:40:14 | 7.78 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Russian
Subtitles: English, Francais, Espanol
Genre: Musical, Romance

Director: Harry Beaumont
Cast: Bessie Love, Anita Page, Charles King
Country: USA

The Dogway Melody: A short stage door musical… with dogs! The story loosely follows that of The Broadway Melody, and it is a lot of fun to watch, especially the dog that sings Al Jolson, and the “Singin’ In The Rain” number. An interesting curio, and also indicative of the time in which it was made. (17:00)

Metro Movietone Revues: Five musical numbers, again very typical of the period and a lot of fun to watch. The host is funny, and the songs carefree.

Musical: Van & Schenck: Two men, also featured in the Revues, treat us to two more songs.

Broadway Melody Musicals Trailer Gallery: The original theatrical trailers for the Melody of 1936, 1938, 1940 and 1944.

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