Broadway Melody of 1936 Poster

Release Date: September 20th, 1935

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
When Broadway producer Robert Gordon (Robert Taylor) struggles to finance his new show, a wealthy widow, Lillian Brent (June Knight), offers him an idea: cast her and she will fund the project. Catching wind of the deal, columnist Bert Keeler (Jack Benny) blasts Gordon for practicing favoritism, which means when Gordon's former sweetheart, talented performer Irene Foster (Eleanor Powell), auditions for a part, Gordon refuses to cast her. Foster will need to scheme to win the role she deserves.

Cast: Jack Benny, Eleanor Powell, Robert Taylor, Una Merkel, Sid Silvers, Buddy Ebsen, June Knight, Vilma Ebsen

Director: Roy Del Ruth

Genres: Musical comedy

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Distributors: Metro Goldwyn Mayer, MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc.

Keywords: Deception, 1930s, Rise, Witty, Rivalry, New York City, Quest, Amusing, Love


Winner Dance Direction
Nominated Outstanding Production
Nominated Writing (Original Story)