Broadway (1942 film)

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Broadway
Broadway FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by William A. Seiter
Starring George Raft
Pat O'Brien
Janet Blair
Broderick Crawford
Music by Charles Previn
Frank Skinner
Cinematography George Barnes
Edited by Ted J. Kent
Release date(s) 1942
Country United States
Language English

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 a remake of an old Broadway show produced by Jed Harris.

Another fictionalized biographical movie based on Raft's life, The George Raft Story (1961) featured a different actor (Ray Danton) playing Raft.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

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.[1]

Reception[edit]

The film was a success with audiences.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Everett Aaker, The Films of George Raft, McFarland & Company, 2013 p 100

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