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The Broadway Melody Reviews

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Irene Thirer
New York Daily News
February 17, 2015
Zowie! What a picture! Humor, drama, romance, action, thrill! And how!
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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times
January 6, 2014
Although the audible devices worked exceedingly well in most instances, it is questionable whether it would not have been wiser to leave some of the voices to the imagination.
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TIME Magazine
February 17, 2009
A tedious musical comedy embedded in a routine story like a fly in celluloid.
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Sid Silverman
March 1, 2007
Excellent bits of sound workmanship are that of camera and mike following Page and the heavy along the dance floor to pick up their conversation as they glide.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
The staging is wooden, the story insipid, and the dialogue sequences mostly painful, but the film's integration of song, dance, and story was a clear narrative advance over the music pictures being released by Warner Brothers and Fox.
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James Berardinelli
February 1, 1929
The Broadway Melody has not stood the test of time in ways that many of its more artistic contemporaries have.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4