Two Tickets to Broadway

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Two Tickets to Broadway
Two Tickets to Broadway FilmPoster.jpeg
Original film poster
Directed by James V. Kern
Fred Fleck (assistant)
Produced by Norman Krasna
Jerry Wald
Howard Hughes (uncredited)
Written by Sammy Cahn
Starring Tony Martin
Music by Walter Scharf (score)
Jule Styne (songs)
Cinematography Edward Cronjager
Harry J. Wild
Edited by Harry Marker
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release dates
  • November 1, 1951 (1951-11-01)[1]
Running time
106 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2 million (US rentals)[2]

Two Tickets to Broadway is a 1951 American Technicolor musical film directed by James V. Kern and filmed on the RKO Forty Acres backlot.[3] The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Sound Recording (John Aalberg).[4] The film was choreographed by Busby Berkely.

The roles of the two delicatessen owners were originally offered to Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy who had to turn the roles down due to Laurel being ill.[5]



The film recorded an estimated loss of $1,150,000.[6]


  1. ^ "Two Tickets to Broadway: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1951', Variety, January 2, 1952.
  3. ^ "Two Tickets to Broadway". NY Times. Retrieved 2011-08-20. 
  4. ^ "The 24th Academy Awards (1952) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-08-20. 
  5. ^ p.110 Gehring, Wes D. Laurel & Hardy: A Bio-Bibliography Greenwood Publishing Group, 1990
  6. ^ Richard Jewell & Vernon Harbin, The RKO Story. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House, 1982. p261.

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