Two Girls On Broadway

  • 1940
  • 1 HR 11 MIN
  • NR

This reworking of THE BROADWAY MELODY (1929) stars George Murphy, Joan Blondell, and the then-red-hot Lana Turner in a Manhattan-based triangular love story. Eddie Kerns (Murphy) and Molly Mahoney (Blondell), partners in a struggling dance team, are also preparing to become partners in life. Their future gets complicated, however, when Eddie is smitten...read more

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This reworking of THE BROADWAY MELODY (1929) stars George Murphy, Joan Blondell, and the then-red-hot Lana Turner in a Manhattan-based triangular love story. Eddie Kerns (Murphy) and Molly Mahoney (Blondell), partners in a struggling dance team, are also preparing to become partners in

life. Their future gets complicated, however, when Eddie is smitten with Molly's younger sister, Pat (Turner), and she with him. Determined not to hurt her sister, Pat instead allows herself to be wooed by extraordinarily wealthy "Chat" Chatsworth, who has already been married five times, all of

which is witnessed by Jed Marlowe (Wallace Ford), a Broadway columnist patterned after Walter Winchell. In the end, Molly figures out what's going on, and her magnanimity paves the way for the right couple to end in a clinch. Although there isn't much to the slim plot, TWO GIRLS ON BROADWAY is

mildly engaging entertainment, well directed by S. Sylvan Simon, who at 31 was already a Hollywood veteran. Nacio Herb Brown, Roger Edens, and Arthur Freed wrote "My Wonderful One, Let's Dance" (performed by Turner and Murphy). Harry Revel and Ted Fetter contributed "Broadway's Still Broadway."

Other tunes were "True Love" and "Ranch Santa Fe" by Walter Donaldson and Gus Kahn, and "Maybe It's the Moon" by Chet Forrest, Bob Wright, and Donaldson.

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