Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935) - Rotten Tomatoes

Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)




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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.

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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 (6)

The original story is credited to Moss Hart... but it was all about the production numbers and the spotlight dances by Powell.

Full Review… | April 6, 2008

Despite Robert Taylor's stiff, non-singing tunr, this is the second and best of the four Broadway Melody MGM made, largely due to Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown's songs and Eleanor Powell's dazzling dancing.

Full Review… | February 13, 2008

Strictly for those who love showbiz nostalgia.

Full Review… | May 28, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Tuneful, danceful, full of laughs too--fun MGM series entry.

November 1, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

Enjoyable star musical.

August 14, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The charm of the film is in some individual performances and musical numbers.

Full Review… | April 20, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Broadway Melody of 1936


Lavish MGM musical showcasing Eleanor Powell, with great support from Jack Benny, Robert Taylor, The Ebsens (Buddy & Vilma), Frances Langford and June Lang; hit songs included "You Are My Lucky Star," "I've Got a Feeling You're Foolin'" and "Broadway Rhythm."

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

Eleanor Powell just fantastic amazing tap dancer!!! And Robert Taylor a hot leading men. Great story and production =)

Stefanie Rizzi
Stefanie Rizzi

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
Aj V

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