Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935) - Rotten Tomatoes

Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)




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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 production. Already under fire from Benny for exhibiting favoritism, Taylor says no.

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Jack Benny
as Bert Keeler
Robert Taylor
as Robert Gordon
Eleanor Powell
as Irene Foster
Una Merkel
as Kitty Corbett
Sid Silvers
as Snoop Blue
Buddy Ebsen
as Ted Burke
June Knight
as Lillian Brent
Vilma Ebsen
as Sally Burke
Nick Long Jr.
as Basil Newcombe
Paul Harvey
as Managing Editor
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Critic Reviews for Broadway Melody of 1936

All Critics (9)

The whole of Melody is deft, and some of the specialties, such as Dr. Wildhack's snoring numbers, are tops.

April 21, 2020 | Full Review…

The producers of Broadway Melody of 1936 had lots of money to spend on their revue, and they spent it wisely in securing expert talent rather than famous Hollywood names.

July 23, 2019 | Full Review…

By this time, it is no news to anyone that Eleanor Powell is one of the biggest new names in pictures... She sings pleasantly, she acts with naturalness and charm, there is no woman dancer in the world who can equal her, and she has such a nice face.

May 30, 2019 | Full Review…

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

April 6, 2008 | Full Review…

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.

February 13, 2008 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Strictly for those who love showbiz nostalgia.

May 28, 2007 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Broadway Melody of 1936


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 romantic comedy with musical numbers. Overall, pretty good.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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 chance to catch the old vaudeville crowd but there isn't much to the story here.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

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