• Daniel PG Simpson

    Watched by Daniel PG Simpson 07 Sep, 2015

    The Broadway Melody is one of the worst Best Picture winners of all-time and as such I was really dreading this "sequel" which was also nominated for the Oscar. The good news is this film is better than the original. There's a bit more plot here and the filmmaking doesn't feel as awkward as the original, which was made at the dawn of sound cinema. The bad news is Broadway Melody of 1936 is still awful. The story feels like…


  • Christina

    ★★★ Watched by Christina 11 Jan, 2015

    The second "Broadway Melody" movie although the movies are not related.

    Good: The dancing is fabulous from Eleanor Powell to Buddy Ebsen, foreshadowing his future Disney connection in a cute Mickey Mouse sweater. The comedy bit about different types of snores is pretty funny.
    Bad: The story is not great, as with all these formula musicals, but that does not impact the enjoyment.
    Ha: Jack Benny sure gets hit in the face a lot.

    "Go down to the ocean and pull a wave over your head!"


  • SJHoneywell

    ★★★½ Added by SJHoneywell 2

    Watch this for the joy
    Of Eleanor Powell. She
    Taps like Fred Astaire.



  • Monica Pallotta

    ½ Watched by Monica Pallotta 06 Mar, 2014

    it was a good plot and it had so much potential but it literally sunk during the second act. the ending was the worst i've seen in a while. not worth my time


  • Edwin Davies

    ★★★½ Watched by Edwin Davies 12 Apr, 2014

    Fun, inventively staged musical comedy that manages to nicely balance its elaborate performances with a slightly thin, but effective central story of backstage intrigue and deceit.


  • PUNQ

    ★★★ Watched by PUNQ 29 Sep, 2013

    The follow-up to The Broadway Melody (1929). It's a fairly patched musical comedy collecting a lot of entertainers doing their act trying to put it all together and make sense of the story. Because of that the story is fairly lackluster. Just a hometown girl who comes to the big city to meet her school buddy, now a Broadway director, in hopes of getting a gig.

    The real enjoyment in this film is the comedy and the stepping. Lots of…


  • TheMovieVampire

    Watched by TheMovieVampire 26 Dec, 2012

    Was The Broadway Melody the first major Hollywood franchise? I’m not exactly sure, but I can’t think of another example of a series of three sequels which were all reliable blockbusters. This is the first “sequel” of sorts to the 1929 best picture winner The Broadway Melody. Of course it’s not really a sequel, the story is completely unrelated, so the title is more like a brand name than anything. I found the film itself to be a dated snooze, much like the original Broadway Melody.


  • Rick Burin

    ★★★½ Added by Rick Burin

    Broadway Melody of 1936 was the second of four Melodys, each with a slender plot but massive musical numbers. This one begins with a spectacular take on Got a Feelin' You're Foolin set in an Art Deco hotel suite where pianos rise up through the floor. Eleanor Powell stars: her sensational solo tap sans accompaniment and climactic routine are other major highlights. But while this 1935 instalment is great fun, it took another four years for the series to strike the perfect balance between music, plot, comedy and romance.


  • Angela

    ★★★★ Watched by Angela 26 Apr, 2012 1

    Any movie that involves Eleanor Powell dancing is worth seeing.