Broadway Musketeers (1938)

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Drama about three girl graduates of an orphanage whose paths cross.


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  • Margaret Lindsay, Ann Sheridan, and Marie Wilson in Broadway Musketeers (1938)

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Director:

John Farrow

Writers:

Don Ryan (screenplay), Kenneth Gamet (screenplay)

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6 February 2021 | AlsExGal
5
| "I've seen enough!"...
... says a cop before arresting Ann Sheridan's character for a burlesque dance that doesn't amount to anything. If he's seen enough, all I can say is that this cop is probably a bachelor. Actually, it wasn't long after this scene that I had seen enough, because it is obvious this is a production code remake of "Three on a Match" from six years before, and even with Oomph girl Ann Sheridan, all of the oomph has been taken out of the plot.

The basic outline is the same as the original . This time the three girls grew up in an orphanage rather than having gone to the same elementary school. One has a checkered past and present (Sheridan) but is a good person, one is a rather mousy secretary (Marie Wilson), and one (Margaret Lindsay) has married a rich guy who dotes on her and yet she is not haaappy ( misspelled on purpose).

Lindsay's character takes up with a gambling gold digger, Wilson's character doesn't have that much to do, and Sheridan's character marries the deserted rich guy after the divorce. After her divorce settlement money runs out, Lindsay's gambling man, now her husband, writes bad checks to the mob to cover his gambling debts. Complications ensue.

The precode version of this was a couple of notches better than this for a number of reasons. Like a bunch of Puritan women in a chorus line, it is just too modest and humble for anything to come of it. And finally a warning - Warner Brothers seemed to make a habit of making movies in the mid to late 30s that had the word "Broadway" in the title to imply a vitality and glamour that the film just didn't possess. This is one of those films. The title is preposterous in fact. Although the plot does involve friendship, there is nothing of footlights in this movie.

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