Broadway melody of 1940


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Physical Desc
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.


General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1940.
Creation/Production Credits
Directed by Norman Taurog ; lyrics and music, Cole Porter.
Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, George Murphy, Frank Morgan, Ian Hunter, Florence Rice, Lynne Carver.
A backstage yarn about two hoofers, Johnny Brett and King Shaw, who are an ambitious dance team working in a dance hall for little or nothing. A mistake in names shoots King instead of Johnny into the lead of a Broadway musical. On opening night King is unable to perform due to intoxication, and Johnny is forced to perform to save his partner's reputation. The show's producers realize their mistake in identity and all is resolved.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details
English or French soundtrack; subtitles in English, French & Spanish.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Gordon, L., Oppenheimer, G., Taurog, N., Porter, C., Astaire, F., Powell, E., Murphy, G., Morgan, F., Hunter, I., Rice, F., & Carver, L. (20031940). Broadway melody of 1940 . Warner Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Leon Gordon et al.. 20031940. Broadway Melody of 1940. Warner Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Leon Gordon et al.. Broadway Melody of 1940 Warner Home Video, 20031940.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Gordon, Leon, et al. Broadway Melody of 1940 Warner Home Video, 20031940.

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