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Broadway Serenade (1939)

Broadway Serenade (1939)

Broadway Serenade





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Jeanette MacDonald and Lew Ayres make strange bedfellows in the overproduced MGM musical Broadway Serenade. She plays aspiring singer Mary Hale, and he plays her husband, struggling songwriter James Geoffrey Seymour. The couple's vaudeville act breaks up when Mary is hired for a big-time Broadway revue. As she rises to the top of the show-business heap, Seymour hits the skids, having lost his inspiration. On the verge of divorcing Seymour to marry a wealthy producer, Mary finally realizes that her life will be incomplete without her husband by her side. Saving the film from drowning in a sea of cliches are Jeanette MacDonald's musical renditions, not to mention the comedy relief of Frank Morgan and veteran vaudevillian Al Shean.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Charles Lederer
On DVD: Nov 18, 1992


Lew Ayres
as James Geoffrey 'Jimm...
Ian Hunter
as Larry Bryant
Frank Morgan
as Cornelius Collier, J...
Wally Vernon
as Joey, the jinx
Rita Johnson
as Judy Tyrrell
William Gargan
as Bill Foster
Katherine Alexander
as Harriet Ingalls
Al Shean
as Herman
Esther Dale
as Mrs. Olsen
Paul Hurst
as Reynolds
Frank Orth
as Mr. Fellowes
Esther Howard
as Mrs. Fellowes
Leon Belasco
as Squeaker
Kitty McHugh
as Kitty, the Maid
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | February 21, 2001
Chicago Reader
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