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Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)

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102 min | Musical

Johnny Brett and King Shaw are an unsuccessful dance team in New York. A producer discovers Brett as the new partner for Clare Bennett, but Brett, who thinks he is one of the people they lent money to gives him the name of his partner.
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Leon Gordon (screen play) | George Oppenheimer (screen play) | Jack McGowan (original story) | Dore Schary (original story)
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Updated Feb 9, 1940

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Feb 9, 1940 (United States)

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66 cast members
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Fred Astaire
Johnny Brett Johnny Brett   See fewer
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Eleanor Powell
Clare Bennett Clare Bennett   See fewer
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George Murphy
King Shaw King Shaw   See fewer
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Frank Morgan
Bob Casey Bob Casey   See fewer
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Ian Hunter
Bert C. Matthews Bert C. Matthews   See fewer
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Florence Rice
Amy Blake Amy Blake   See fewer
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Lynne Carver
Emmy Lou Lee Emmy Lou Lee   See fewer
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Trixie Firschke
Juggler Juggler   See fewer
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Carol Adams
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barbara Jo Allen
Ms. Konk (uncredited) Ms. Konk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charlotte Arren
Auditioning soprano (uncredited) Auditioning soprano (uncredited)   See fewer
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Irving Bacon
Soda Jerk (uncredited) Soda Jerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bobby Barber
Wedding Guest (uncredited) Wedding Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herman Bing
Silhouettist (uncredited) Silhouettist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gladys Blake
Ms. Martin (uncredited) Ms. Martin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mel Blanc
Panhandler (uncredited) Panhandler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Johnny Broderick
Hanks (uncredited) Hanks (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Brodie
Barker (uncredited) Barker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul E. Burns
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bobbie Canvin
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George Chandler
Mr. Jones (uncredited) Mr. Jones (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chick Collins
Sailor (uncredited) Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Conaty
Seated Nightclub Patron (uncredited) Seated Nightclub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph Crehan
Ballroom Manager (uncredited) Ballroom Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carmen D'Antonio
Begin the Beguine singer (uncredited) Begin the Beguine singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Daheim
Barker (uncredited) Barker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jeanne Darrell
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Hal K. Dawson
O'Grady (uncredited) O'Grady (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edgar Dearing
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jean Del Val
Italian Waiter (uncredited) Italian Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Field
2nd Bride (uncredited) 2nd Bride (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Flavin
Bouncer (uncredited) Bouncer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bess Flowers
Nightclub Dancer (uncredited) Nightclub Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Hall
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Henry Hebert
Theatregoer (uncredited) Theatregoer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Shep Houghton
Specialty Dancer (uncredited) Specialty Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur Stuart Hull
Actor in Top Hat (uncredited) Actor in Top Hat (uncredited)   See fewer
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Patt Hyatt
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Harry Lash
Barker (uncredited) Barker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hal Le Sueur
Casey's Chauffeur (uncredited) Casey's Chauffeur (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Lloyd
Callboy (uncredited) Callboy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alice Ludes
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Alphonse Martell
French Dancer (uncredited) French Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank McLure
Wedding Guest (uncredited) Wedding Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Douglas McPhail
Masked Singer (uncredited) Masked Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Moorhouse
Wedding Guest (uncredited) Wedding Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Mulhall
George (uncredited) George (uncredited)   See fewer
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John T. Murray
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Wanda Perry
Bridesmaid (uncredited) Bridesmaid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Quinn
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Suzanne Ridgway
Nightclub Dancer / Chorine at Rehearsal (uncredited) Nightclub Dancer / Chorine at Rehearsal (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cyril Ring
Show Backer at Rehearsal / Nightclub Headwaiter (uncredited) Show Backer at Rehearsal / Nightclub Headwaiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mel Ruick
Orchestra Leader (uncredited) Orchestra Leader (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gertrude Simpson
Stage Mother (uncredited) Stage Mother (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Soderling
Justice (uncredited) Justice (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Steers
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William Tannen
Harmon (uncredited) Harmon (uncredited)   See fewer
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Libby Taylor
Angel (uncredited) Angel (uncredited)   See fewer
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Russell Wade
Nightclub Dancer (uncredited) Nightclub Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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E. Alyn Warren
Pop (uncredited) Pop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Denny Wilson
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Blair Woolstencroft
Unicyclist (uncredited) Unicyclist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Yule
Dan (uncredited) Dan (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.4 / 10 | 1,934 votes