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Broadway Serenade (1939)

Passed
114 min | Drama, Music, Romance

Mary Hale (a singer) and Jimmy Seymour (pianist/composer), are a show biz couple working in The Big Apple in small night clubs hoping to hit it big. One night, Larry Bryant (a Broadway producer) spots Mary and is taken with her beauty and ...See moreMary Hale (a singer) and Jimmy Seymour (pianist/composer), are a show biz couple working in The Big Apple in small night clubs hoping to hit it big. One night, Larry Bryant (a Broadway producer) spots Mary and is taken with her beauty and golden voice. Larry Bryant asks her to audition for Mr. Collier and have Jimmy accompany her. After hearing Mary, Collier wants Mary to be in his show. Jimmy encourages a reluctant Mary to go on the road without him. Soon Mary's talent is noticed and her role in the show increases, while Harriet Ingalls the show's original star is pushed out. Ingalls quits promising to seek revenge. After 5 weeks on the road, Mary returns home. Mary is now a big star, while Jimmy's career has gone nowhere, and he feels threatened by Mary's success. Jimmy while waiting for Mary to dress, starts to read a Broadway magazine. Seeing pictures of Mary with Larry, he pours himself a drink and another till he's drunk. Larry stops by, and Ingalls suddenly appears and accuses Mary and Larry of having an affair. Jimmy leaves believing Ingalls' lies. Mary follows Jimmy trying to reason with him - a heated argument occurs. Mary leaves Jimmy and files for divorce. Two years pass and Jimmy now successful goes to see Mary wanting her back, but, he discovers that Mary and Larry are leaving for London that night to get married... Written by Kelly See less
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Writers
Charles Lederer (screen play) | Lew Lipton (from original story by) | John Taintor Foote (from original story by) | Hanns Kräly (from original story by) (as Hans Kraly)
Composer
Herbert Stothart (musical direction)
Cinematographer
Oliver T. Marsh (photographed by)
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Updated Apr 7, 1939

Release date
Apr 7, 1939 (United States)

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74 cast members
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Jeanette MacDonald
Mary Hale Mary Hale   See fewer
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Lew Ayres
James Geoffrey Seymour James Geoffrey Seymour   See fewer
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Ian Hunter
Larry Bryant Larry Bryant   See fewer
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Frank Morgan
Cornelius Collier, Jr. Cornelius Collier, Jr.   See fewer
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Wally Vernon
Joey - the Jinx Joey - the Jinx   See fewer
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Rita Johnson
Judith Tyrrell Judith Tyrrell   See fewer
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Katharine Alexander
Harriet Ingalls Harriet Ingalls   See fewer
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Al Shean
Herman Herman   See fewer
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Esther Dale
Mrs. Olsen Mrs. Olsen   See fewer
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E. Alyn Warren
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Paul Hurst
Reynolds Reynolds   See fewer
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Frank Orth
Mr. Fellows Mr. Fellows   See fewer
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Esther Howard
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Leon Belasco
'Squeaker' 'Squeaker'   See fewer
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Kitty McHugh
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Kenny Stevens
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Hobart Cavanaugh
Mr. Ingalls (scenes deleted) Mr. Ingalls (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Ernie Alexander
Photographer (uncredited) Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jane Barnes
1st 5&10 Salesgirl (uncredited) 1st 5&10 Salesgirl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gracie (uncredited) Gracie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Bennett
Singer (uncredited) Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat (uncredited) Pat (uncredited)   See fewer
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Girl with Bryant (uncredited) Girl with Bryant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Annie (uncredited) Annie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank (uncredited) Frank (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chuck (uncredited) Chuck (uncredited)   See fewer
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Contralto - 'High Flyin' Number (uncredited) Contralto - 'High Flyin' Number (uncredited)   See fewer
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Claude King
Mr. Gato (uncredited) Mr. Gato (uncredited)   See fewer
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Burke (uncredited) Burke (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roy Lester
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Baritone (uncredited) Baritone (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Mayer
Mr. Woods (uncredited) Mr. Woods (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.8 / 10 | 179 votes