Passed | | Drama, Musical, Romance
A pair of sisters from the vaudeville circuit try to make it big time on Broadway, but matters of the heart complicate the attempt.
The number "Wedding of the Painted Doll", 307 feet in length, was filmed in two-color Technicolor, but except for a 16-second Technicolor fragment with the beginning of the number, preserved at George Eastman House, it survives only in black and white. The original choreography was rejected, and the number had to be refilmed. Rather than have a live orchestra perform the music, the new choreography was filmed during a playback of the original take, making this the first film sequence filmed during a playback of pre-recorded music.
Oh, goodbye Uncle Jed.
Uncle Jed: If you wanna see me, just call me up.
Hank Mahoney: Yeah, fine. You're in the phone book?
Uncle Jed: You-you bet!
The guitar player in the song "Broadway Melody" can not be heard playing until he tilts his guitar slightly (possibly towards the mic).
A silent version was also produced. However, Max Glücksmann in Argentina exhibited the sound version with Spanish language subtitles. It is unclear whether the subtitles were added by MGM itself or by the Federico Valle company in Argentina.
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