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--> '''Hatrick''': Well big woman, I design the costumes for the show, not the doors for the theater.\\
'''Big Woman''': I know that. If you had they would have been done in lavender.

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--> '''Hatrick''': Well -->'''Hatrick:''' Well, big woman, I design the costumes for the show, not the doors for the theater.\\
'''Big Woman''': Woman:''' I know that. If you had they would have been done in lavender.



--> '''Hank''': Baby, they were plenty smart when they made you beautiful.

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--> '''Hank''': -->'''Hank:''' Baby, they were plenty smart when they made you beautiful.



* SpeechImpediment: "Uncle Jed", who manages the Mahoney Sisters, has a stutter that is used for laughs.

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* SpeechImpediment: "Uncle Jed", Jed," who manages the Mahoney Sisters, has a stutter that is used for laughs.



* TomboyishName: "Hank"? What kind of name is that?

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* TomboyishName: "Hank"? What kind of name is that?that?
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* DumbBlonde: Queenie has golden hair and isn't particularly bright.


--> '''Hank''': Baby, they were plenty smart when they made you beautiful."

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--> '''Hank''': Baby, they were plenty smart when they made you beautiful."


''The Broadway Melody'' comes off as dated and melodramatic to a latter-day viewer, but it at least has musical numbers, which puts it ahead of a lot of the other dull, creaky, filmed stage plays that typified the early talkie era. It won the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Picture at the second Oscar ceremony, becoming the first talkie to win, the first musical to win, and the first Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer production to win. It started a series of similar musicals: ''Broadway Melody of 1936'', ''Broadway Melody of 1938'', and ''Broadway Melody of 1940''.

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''The Broadway Melody'' comes off as dated and melodramatic to a latter-day viewer, but it at least has musical numbers, which puts it ahead of a lot of the other dull, creaky, filmed stage plays that typified the early talkie era. It won the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Picture at the second Oscar ceremony, becoming the first talkie to win, the first musical to win, and the first Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer production to win. It started a series of similar musicals: ''Broadway Melody of 1936'', ''Film/BroadwayMelodyOf1936'', ''Broadway Melody of 1938'', and ''Broadway Melody of 1940''.


''The Broadway Melody'' comes off as dated and melodramatic to a latter-day viewer, but it at least has musical numbers, which puts it ahead of a lot of the other dull, creaky, filmed stage plays that typified the early talkie era. It won the AcademyAward for Best Picture at the second Oscar ceremony, becoming the first talkie to win, the first musical to win, and the first Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer production to win. It started a series of similar musicals: ''Broadway Melody of 1936'', ''Broadway Melody of 1938'', and ''Broadway Melody of 1940''.

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''The Broadway Melody'' comes off as dated and melodramatic to a latter-day viewer, but it at least has musical numbers, which puts it ahead of a lot of the other dull, creaky, filmed stage plays that typified the early talkie era. It won the AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Picture at the second Oscar ceremony, becoming the first talkie to win, the first musical to win, and the first Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer production to win. It started a series of similar musicals: ''Broadway Melody of 1936'', ''Broadway Melody of 1938'', and ''Broadway Melody of 1940''.

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[[caption-width-right:350:{{Fanservice}} in 1929]]


''The Broadway Melody'' is a 1929 film directed by Harry Beaumont, starring Bessie Love and Anita Page. Love and Page are the exotically named Hank and Queenie Mahoney, who have taken their singing-and-dancing sister act from the West Coast to Broadway in hopes of making it big. They have a pretty good advantage in that Hank's boyfriend, Eddie Kearns, is a well-known Broadway performer. Eddie gets the Mahoney Sisters a place in Broadway producer Francis Zanfield's new show, but Hank gets cut from the show while taller, sexier Queenie attracts a lot of male attention and gets a bigger part. One of the men courting Queenie is playboy Jock Warriner, whose attentions are less than honorable. A bigger problem is another one of Queenie's suitors--Eddie, whose attentions shift from Hank to her sister.

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''The Broadway Melody'' is a 1929 film directed by Harry Beaumont, starring Bessie Love and Anita Page. Love and Page are the exotically named Hank and Queenie Mahoney, who have taken their singing-and-dancing sister act from the West Coast to Broadway in hopes of making it big. They have a pretty good advantage in that Hank's boyfriend, Eddie Kearns, is a well-known Broadway performer. Eddie gets the Mahoney Sisters a place in Broadway producer Francis Zanfield's new show, but Hank gets cut from the show while taller, sexier Queenie attracts a lot of male attention and gets a bigger part. One of the men courting Queenie is playboy Jock Warriner, whose attentions intentions are less than honorable. A bigger problem is another one of Queenie's suitors--Eddie, whose attentions shift from Hank to her sister.



* TitleDrop: "The Broadway Melody" is the song that Eddie demonstrates in the first scene.

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* TitleDrop: "The Broadway Melody" is the song that Eddie demonstrates in the first scene.scene.
* TomboyishName: "Hank"? What kind of name is that?

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* InformedFlaw: Queenie is supposed to be the "beautiful but less talented" one and Hank is supposed to be the "plainer but more talented" one. In fact both Page and Love were great dancers and very attractive.


* {{Expy}}: Francis Zanfield is a very, very obvious stand-in for [[Film/TheGreatZiegfeld Florenz Ziegfeld]]. And "Jock Warriner" the sleazy playboy seems like a TakeThat directed at Creator/WarnerBros and its studio head Jack Warner.


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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Francis Zanfield is a very, very obvious stand-in for [[Film/TheGreatZiegfeld Florenz Ziegfeld]]. And "Jock Warriner" the sleazy playboy seems like a TakeThat directed at Creator/WarnerBros and its studio head Jack Warner.

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* SplashOfColor: The "Wedding of the Painted Doll" number was originally filmed and shown in Technicolor. Unfortunately the Technicolor footage is now lost, except for the first 16 seconds, and the sequence is now shown in black and white.

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''The Broadway Melody'' is a 1929 film directed by Harry Beaumont, starring Bessie Love and Anita Page. Love and Page are the exotically named Hank and Queenie Mahoney, who have taken their singing-and-dancing sister act from the West Coast to Broadway in hopes of making it big. They have a pretty good advantage in that Hank's boyfriend, Eddie Kearns, is a well-known Broadway performer. Eddie gets the Mahoney Sisters a place in Broadway producer Francis Zanfield's new show, but Hank gets cut from the show while taller, sexier Queenie attracts a lot of male attention and gets a bigger part. One of the men courting Queenie is playboy Jock Warriner, whose attentions are less than honorable. A bigger problem is another one of Queenie's suitors--Eddie, whose attentions shift from Hank to her sister.

''The Broadway Melody'' comes off as dated and melodramatic to a latter-day viewer, but it at least has musical numbers, which puts it ahead of a lot of the other dull, creaky, filmed stage plays that typified the early talkie era. It won the AcademyAward for Best Picture at the second Oscar ceremony, becoming the first talkie to win, the first musical to win, and the first Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer production to win. It started a series of similar musicals: ''Broadway Melody of 1936'', ''Broadway Melody of 1938'', and ''Broadway Melody of 1940''.

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* AlcoholHic: Queenie after coming back from one of Jock's wild parties.
* AttemptedRape: Jock is about to rape Queenie when Eddie bursts in and saves her.
* BigApplesauce: Starts with an aerial sequence showing Lower Manhattan.
* CampGay: Hatrick, the costume designer for Zanfield's show. It isn't subtle at all.
--> '''Hatrick''': Well big woman, I design the costumes for the show, not the doors for the theater.\\
'''Big Woman''': I know that. If you had they would have been done in lavender.
* CatFight: Hank gets into a hair-pulling fight with Flo, a rival chorus girl, which quickly becomes a hair-pulling brawl with all the other chorus girls. Hilarously, the film cuts to a shot of all their long, shapely legs as they fight each other.
* CaptainObvious: "Baby, when you don't eat, you lose a lot of calories."
* TheDitz: Queenie is good-hearted, but not very bright at all.
--> '''Hank''': Baby, they were plenty smart when they made you beautiful."
* {{Expy}}: Francis Zanfield is a very, very obvious stand-in for [[Film/TheGreatZiegfeld Florenz Ziegfeld]]. And "Jock Warriner" the sleazy playboy seems like a TakeThat directed at Creator/WarnerBros and its studio head Jack Warner.
* HaveAGayOldTime: Jed, regarding Hank: "Just like a trouper. Troupers are all tramps." He's talking about the nomadic lifestyle of a performer ("tramp" meaning "wandering person").
* IncestSubtext: Well, there's Hank and Queenie sleeping in the same bed. And Hank's seeming determination to control Queenie's love life. And the scene where Hank kisses Queenie square on the lips in celebration.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: After finally figuring out that Eddie now loves Queenie instead of her, Hank steps aside, telling Eddie to go after Queenie to stop Jock Warriner from seducing her.
* LoveDodecahedron: Hank loves Eddie, who is falling in love with Queenie, who has Jock Warriner after her.
* TheMistress: Jock wants Queenie to be his kept woman. He offers to get her an apartment and take care of her.
* TheMusicalMusical: The first ever, actually, with all of the songs being part of the show that Francis Zanfield is putting on.
* NoOSHACompliance: The set designer insists that the girl standing on the prow of the ship is perfectly safe. Sure enough, she falls and gets hurt, and Queenie gets her part.
* SexyBacklessOutfit: On many, many chorus girls.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Eddie's been dating Hank but apparently hasn't seen her sister Queenie in quite a long time, judging by his "Queenie--all grown up and everything" reaction.
* SpeechImpediment: "Uncle Jed", who manages the Mahoney Sisters, has a stutter that is used for laughs.
* TitleDrop: "The Broadway Melody" is the song that Eddie demonstrates in the first scene.

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