Broadway Melody of 1936
Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 20, 1935
DVD Release Date: January 22, 1992
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sean Axmaker

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

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

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

Emanuel Levy

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.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Enjoyable star musical.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Strictly for those who love showbiz nostalgia.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

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

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Aj V
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… More
John Ballantine
Ah yes. The Broadway Melody of 1936...the sequel to the Broadway Melody (which I am reviewing next) and the prequel to the Broadway Melody of 1940. A good… More