Broadway Melody of 1936
Broadway Melody of 1936 is a musical film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1935. In New York, the film opened at the Capitol Theatre, the site of many prestigious MGM premieres. It was a follow-up of sorts to the successful The Broadway Melody, which had been released in 1929, although, there is no story connection with the earlier film beyond the title and some music.
Irene Foster (Eleanor Powell) tries to convince her high school sweetheart, Broadway producer Robert Gordon (Robert Taylor), to give her a chance to star in his new musical, but he is too busy with the rich widow (June Knight) backing his show. Irene tries to show Gordon that she has the talent to succeed, but he will not hire her. Things become complicated when she begins impersonating a French dancer, who was actually the invention of a gossip columnist (Jack Benny, parodying Walter Winchell).
|Moss Hart Sid Silvers
|Roy Del Ruth W. S. Van Dyke
|broadway broadway producer broadway theatre gossip columnist high school sweetheart june knight walter winchell
|Nacio Herb Brown
|Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Story
|John W. Considine Jr.
|Loews Cineplex Entertainment