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Broadway melody of 1940

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Full screen version.


English or French soundtrack; subtitles in English, French & Spanish; closed-captioned.


Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, George Murphy, Frank Morgan, Ian Hunter, Florence Rice, Lynne Carver.

Publication Information

[Burbank, CA] : Warner Home Video, [2003], c1940.

Physical Description

1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.


MPAA rating: Not rated.


A backstage yarn about two hoofers, Johnny Brett and King Shaw, who are an ambitious dance team working in a dance hall for little or nothing. A mistake in names shoots King instead of Johnny into the lead of a Broadway musical. On opening night King is unable to perform due to intoxication, and Johnny is forced to perform to save his partner's reputation. The show's producers realize their mistake in identity and all is resolved.


Originally released as a motion picture in 1940.

Special features: All-new digital transfer; Ann Miller hosts Cole Porter in Hollywood: Begin the Beguine; Our Gang short The Big Premiere; theatrical trailer; behind-the-scenes notes.

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