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The Resource The Broadway melody, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; controlled by Loew's Incorporated ; story by Edmund Goulding ; lyrics by Arthur Freed ; music by Nacio Herb Brown ; dialogue by Norman Houston and James Gleason ; directed by Harry Beaumont, (videorecording DVD)

The Broadway melody, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; controlled by Loew's Incorporated ; story by Edmund Goulding ; lyrics by Arthur Freed ; music by Nacio Herb Brown ; dialogue by Norman Houston and James Gleason ; directed by Harry Beaumont, (videorecording DVD)

Label
The Broadway melody
Title
The Broadway melody
Statement of responsibility
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; controlled by Loew's Incorporated ; story by Edmund Goulding ; lyrics by Arthur Freed ; music by Nacio Herb Brown ; dialogue by Norman Houston and James Gleason ; directed by Harry Beaumont
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Lyricist
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
The Broadway Melody offers snarky, wiseacre humor, and effervescent charm. The Mahoney Sisters are successful singers in the boondocks, and now they've come to New York for the big time. Hank (Henrietta) is the smart one, while Queenie is the beautiful one--as Hank's fiancé Eddie Kearns says, they're "a coupla swell kids." Songwriter Eddie gets the girls a part in a revue featuring his song, "The Broadway Melody." Eddie, long engaged to Hank, falls for Queenie, whom he hasn't seen since she was a little girl. But Eddie and Queenie are both devoted to Hank, so Queenie gives in to the wooing of one of the show's rich backers, so as not to come between Hank and Eddie. This only causes more trouble, because both Hank and Eddie know exactly what kind of danger Queenie is courting by putting herself in a playboy's hands
Awards note
Winner, 1930 Academy Award for Best picture--M-G-M.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photography, John Arnold; art director, Cedric Gibbons; editor, Sam S. Zimbalist ; wardrobe, David Cox
Date time place
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1929
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated; Canadian Home Video Rating: Rated G
Language note
In English with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.B76 2005
PerformerNote
Charles King, Anita Page, Bessie Love
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1891-1959
  • 1894-1973
  • 1896-1964
  • 1886-1959
  • 1888-1966
  • 1899-1957
  • 1910-2008
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Goulding, Edmund
  • Freed, Arthur
  • Brown, Nacio Herb
  • Houston, Norman
  • Gleason, James
  • Beaumont, Harry
  • King, Charles
  • Page, Anita
  • Love, Bessie
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Loew's Incorporated
  • Turner Entertainment Co
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
100
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sisters
  • Entertainers
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Theater
  • Relaciones hombre-mujer
  • Broadway (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The Broadway melody, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; controlled by Loew's Incorporated ; story by Edmund Goulding ; lyrics by Arthur Freed ; music by Nacio Herb Brown ; dialogue by Norman Houston and James Gleason ; directed by Harry Beaumont, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Special features: Dogway Melody [featurette] (16 min.); Metro Movietone Revues (#1-4, #7) [featurette] (72 min.); Musical: Van & Schenck [featurette] (5 min.); Broadway trailer gallery [Previews] (13 min.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Credits -- "Broadway Melody" (I) -- Queenie and Hank -- Uncle Jed's offer -- "Broadway Melody" (II) -- Audition sabotage -- Sister team -- Backstage nerves -- "Broadway Melody" (III) -- "Love Boat" -- Raves for Queenie -- It's not a date -- Giving girls a ring -- "You Were Meant for Me" -- No mood to party -- "Truthful Parson Brown" -- Birthday bracelet -- What Queenie wants -- "Wedding of the Painted Doll" -- "Boy Friend" -- Lovers' quarrel -- Fighting for Queenie -- Offer taken -- Queenie's choice -- "Born Troupers" -- "Harmony Babies" hits the road -- Cream in the can
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (100 min.)
Isbn
9780790748344
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
012569528628
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
65286
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm57450312
  • (OCoLC)57450312
  • 1515053
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital mono.; standard presentation preserving the 1.20:1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The Broadway melody, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; controlled by Loew's Incorporated ; story by Edmund Goulding ; lyrics by Arthur Freed ; music by Nacio Herb Brown ; dialogue by Norman Houston and James Gleason ; directed by Harry Beaumont, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
Special features: Dogway Melody [featurette] (16 min.); Metro Movietone Revues (#1-4, #7) [featurette] (72 min.); Musical: Van & Schenck [featurette] (5 min.); Broadway trailer gallery [Previews] (13 min.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Credits -- "Broadway Melody" (I) -- Queenie and Hank -- Uncle Jed's offer -- "Broadway Melody" (II) -- Audition sabotage -- Sister team -- Backstage nerves -- "Broadway Melody" (III) -- "Love Boat" -- Raves for Queenie -- It's not a date -- Giving girls a ring -- "You Were Meant for Me" -- No mood to party -- "Truthful Parson Brown" -- Birthday bracelet -- What Queenie wants -- "Wedding of the Painted Doll" -- "Boy Friend" -- Lovers' quarrel -- Fighting for Queenie -- Offer taken -- Queenie's choice -- "Born Troupers" -- "Harmony Babies" hits the road -- Cream in the can
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (100 min.)
Isbn
9780790748344
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
012569528628
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
65286
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm57450312
  • (OCoLC)57450312
  • 1515053
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital mono.; standard presentation preserving the 1.20:1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition
Video recording format
DVD

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