On The Avenue (1937) - Rotten Tomatoes

On The Avenue1937

On The Avenue (1937)





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Director Roy Del Ruth and singing star Dick Powell were raided from the Warner Bros. stables for this frothy musical comedy that features a wonderful collection of Irving Berlin songs, including "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" and "Slumming on Park Avenue." Powell stars as Broadway impresario Gary Blake, who is busy putting together his latest Broadway musical starring the Ritz Brothers (as themselves) and musical comedy star Mona Merrick (Alice Faye). Mona's role as "The Richest Girl in the World" is a blunt burlesque of Park Avenue socialite Mimi Caraway (Madeleine Carroll), who catches a performance and becomes enraged at the not-so-subtle ribbing. Mimi goes backstage to protest Mona's performance to Gary, who is immediately attracted to Mimi and agrees to tone down the role. Unfortunately, Mona, who was once Gary's girlfriend, has other ideas. When Mimi and her family come to the next performance, they are shocked to discover Mona's character is even more nasty and self-centered than before. In retaliation, Mimi and her family buy out the production and Mimi makes changes that even the moony Gary objects to.

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Madeleine Carroll
as Mimi Caraway
Dick Powell
as Gary Blake
Alice Faye
as Mona Merrick
George Barbier
as Commodore Caraway
Alan Mowbray
as Frederick Sims
Cora Witherspoon
as Aunt Fritz Peters
Walter Catlett
as Jake Dribble
Douglas Fowley
as Eddie Eads
Joan Davis
as Miss Katz
Sig Rumann
as Herr Hanfstangel
Billy Gilbert
as Joe Papaloupas
Douglas Wood
as Mr. Trivet
John Sheehan
as Stage manager
Paul Irving
as Harry Morris
Lynn Bari
as Chorus girl
Hank Mann
as Footman in sketch
Al Ritz
as Himself
Harry Ritz
as Himself
Paul Gerrits
as Joe Cherry
Frank Darien
as Stage Doorman
Jimmy Ritz
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for On The Avenue

All Critics (2)

Bright new laughs in an otherwise routine musical, by Irving Berlin.

April 20, 2020 | Full Review…

Even if you cannot remember the story, On the Avenue gives you three or four good tunes to carry away in your head.

October 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for On The Avenue


The corns a mile high here and the print is in pretty terrible condition in parts but the songs are good and Cora Witherspoon scores strongly in her part. If you're watching this for Alice Faye though while she's okay in this she has been better and made far superior films to this.

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