Broadway Melody of 1936

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In this film, Jack Benny is cast as a Walter Winchell type who carries on a feud with Broadway producer Robert Taylor. Into this fray comes Taylor's childhood sweetheart Eleanor Powell, who wants a role in Taylor's upcoming production. Already under fire from Benny for exhibiting favoritism, Taylor says no.


Jack Benny
as Bert Keeler
Robert Taylor
as Robert Gordon
Eleanor Powell
as Irene Foster
Una Merkel
as Kitty Corbett
Sid Silvers
as Snoop Blue
Buddy Ebsen
as Ted Burke
June Knight
as Lillian Brent
Vilma Ebsen
as Sally Burke
Nick Long Jr.
as Basil Newcombe
Paul Harvey
as Managing Editor
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Critic Reviews for Broadway Melody of 1936

All Critics (8) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (1)

Audience Reviews for Broadway Melody of 1936

  • Oct 21, 2010
    This film has a good, but utterly predictable, story. Fortunately this movie was funny, mostly because of Jack Benny, otherwise it would be another boring romantic comedy with musical numbers. Overall, pretty good.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Oct 28, 2007
    Ah yes. The Broadway Melody of 1936...the sequel to the Broadway Melody (which I am reviewing next) and the prequel to the Broadway Melody of 1940. A good chance to catch the old vaudeville crowd but there isn't much to the story here.
    John B Super Reviewer

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