Broadway (1942 film)
|Directed by||William A. Seiter|
|Music by||Charles Previn
|Edited by||Ted J. Kent|
Broadway is a 1942 film about Broadway theatre with George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Janet Blair, Broderick Crawford, Marjorie Rambeau, Anne Gwynne, and S.Z. Sakall. Raft plays himself, recalling an incident early in his pre-movie career as a dancer. The movie was directed by William A. Seiter.
It was based on a Broadway show produced by Jed Harris.
- George Raft ... Himself
- Pat O'Brien ... Dan McCorn
- Janet Blair ... Billie Moore
- Broderick Crawford ... Steve Crandall
- Marjorie Rambeau ... Lillian (Lil) Rice
- Anne Gwynne ... Pearl
- S. Z. Sakall ... Nick
- Edward Brophy ... Porky
- Marie Wilson ... Grace
- Gus Schilling ... Joe
- Ralf Harolde ... Dolph
- Arthur Shields ... Pete Dailey
- Iris Adrian ... Maisie
- Janet Warren ... Ruby (as Elaine Morey)
- Dorothy Moore ... Ann
The film was an adaptation of a Broadway show which had been filmed in 1929. Raft had wanted to make it at Universal but Jack Warner refused to loan him out so Raft spent eight months on suspension. Eventually Warners relented and Raft made the film.
The film was a success with audiences.
- Everett Aaker, The Films of George Raft, McFarland & Company, 2013 p 100
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