Broadway Melody of 1938

1937 film by Roy Del Ruth / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Broadway Melody of 1938 is a 1937 American musical film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and directed by Roy Del Ruth. The film is essentially a backstage musical revue, featuring high-budget sets and cinematography in the MGM musical tradition. The film stars Eleanor Powell and Robert Taylor and features Buddy Ebsen, George Murphy, Judy Garland, Sophie Tucker, Raymond Walburn, Robert Benchley and Binnie Barnes.

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Broadway Melody of 1938
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRoy Del Ruth
Written byJack McGowan
Produced byJack Cummings
StarringRobert Taylor
Eleanor Powell
Judy Garland
CinematographyWilliam H. Daniels
Edited byBlanche Sewell
Music byNacio Herb Brown
Arthur Freed
Distributed byLoew's Inc.
Release date
  • August 20, 1937 (1937-08-20)
Running time
110 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$2,846,000[1]

The film is most notable for young Garland's performance of "You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)", a tribute to Clark Gable which turned the teenage singer, who had been toiling in obscurity for a couple of years, into an overnight sensation, leading eventually to her being cast in The Wizard of Oz (1939) as Dorothy.