Mr. Broadway (1933 film)

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Mr. Broadway
Mr Broadway poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Johnnie Walker
Written by Abel Green
Ed Sullivan
Starring Ed Sullivan
Narrated by Ed Sullivan
Music by Harold Arlen
Isham Jones
Cinematography Frank Zucker
Edited by Marc Arsch
Broadway-Hollywood Productions Ltd.
Distributed by Arthur Greenblatt Distribution Service
Release date
  • September 12, 1933 (1933-09-12)
Running time
63 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Mr. Broadway is a 1933 American Pre-Code comedy film written by Abel Green and Ed Sullivan. The film was directed by Johnnie Walker (1894-1949) who was also a silent film actor and producer, and stars Sullivan along with a cast of celebrity walk-ons. It was shot in New York City.

Plot summary[edit]

Lobby card

The plot involves a newspaper reporter (Ed Sullivan, aka "Mr. Broadway") gathering material for his column. The plot was patterned on an similar film by columnist Walter Winchell, Broadway Through a Keyhole (1933). The Sullivan film primarily serves as a vehicle for him to escort viewers to various trendy New York nightclubs to watch celebrities.[1]


The section of the film with Parlo, Desmond, and Moore is taken from an uncompleted film by Edgar G. Ulmer, titled Love's Interlude or The Warning Shadow, and begun in 1932 at Peerless Productions.[2]


  1. ^ Koszarski, Richard. 2004. Fort Lee: The Film Town. Rome, Italy: John Libbey Publishing, pp. 326–327. ISBN 0-86196-653-8
  2. ^ The Films of Edgar G. Ulmer by Bernd Herzongenrath

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