Broadway Rhythm

Broadway Rhythm

George Murphy
Director: Roy Del Ruth Cast: George Murphy
George Murphy
, Ginny Simms
Ginny Simms
, Charles Winninger
Charles Winninger
Roy Del Ruth

DVD (Full Frame)

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The plot of the overinflated MGM musical Broadway Rhythm can be summed up briefly: Musical comedy producer Jonnie Demming (George Murphy) dismisses his vaudevillian dad Sam Demming (Charles Winninger) as old-fashioned. Jonnie signs Hollywood star Helen Hoyt (Ginny Simms) to a Broadway show, but she turns it down. Sam saves the day by dredging up an old script he'd done in summer stock-which, of course, Helen agrees to play. All of this can be forgotten, and in fact will be forgotten, once the film's parade of "guest stars" gets under way. Such stage and screen luminaries as Lena Horne, Ben Blue, Nancy Walker, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Hazel Scott and Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra make up for the narrative banalities with such musical numbers as Gershwin's "Somebody Loves Me" and Jerome Kern's "All the Things You Are.""

Product Details

Release Date: 04/20/2009
UPC: 0883316163467
Original Release: 1944
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:54:00
Sales rank: 33,147

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Murphy Johnnie Damming
Ginny Simms Helen Hoyt
Charles Winninger Sam Damming
Gloria DeHaven Patsy Damming
Lena Horne Fernway de la Fer
Nancy Walker Trixie Simpson
Ben Blue Felix Gross
Eddie "Rochester" Anderson Eddie
Dean Murphy Hired Man
Louis Mason Farmer
Bunny Waters Bunnie
Walter Long Doug Kelly
Sidney Blackmer Actor
Kenny Bowers Ray Kent
Hazel Scott Herself
Ross Sisters Maggie, Aggie and Elmira
Tommy Dorsey & His Band Actor

Technical Credits
Roy Del Ruth Director
Albert Akst Editor
Harry Clark Screenwriter
Jack Cummings Producer
Tommy Dorsey Score Composer
Johnny Green Score Composer
Oscar Hammerstein Screenwriter
Jerome Kern Screenwriter
Dorothy Kingsley Screenwriter
Jack McGowan Screenwriter
Irene Sharaff Costumes/Costume Designer
Leonard Smith Cinematographer
Gile Steele Costumes/Costume Designer
Kay Thompson Arranger

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