Die Königin vom Broadway (1942)

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Die Königin vom Broadway: Directed by Irving Cummings. With Rita Hayworth, Victor Mature, John Sutton, Carole Landis. Chronicles the early life of gay nineties-era songwriter Paul Dresser as he outgrows his job as carnival entertainer and moves up into New York society, writing one hit song after another. Despite his egotistical behavior, he manages to woo and win Sally Elliott, one of the more popular songstresses of the day.

“RITA HAYWORTH and VICTOR MATURE make a pleasant co-starring team, although itu0026#39;s hate at first sight, proof positive that true love never does run smooth…at least not in these sort of backstage musicals where the paper-thin plot depends upon the boy-loses-girl-until-final-reel contrivances.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eRita has a temper to match her red hair and when she tears up all of Matureu0026#39;s clothes, he does the same to her. And so it goes. They fuss and feud all over the screen until the last moment–but itu0026#39;s all done with such style and charm that you canu0026#39;t resist it.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAlice Faye was supposed to do Ritau0026#39;s role but she was expecting a baby so Rita signed on. As usual, someone else dubs her singing but her dancing is a sheer delight and the technicolor costumes are showcased in all of the musical numbers.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eGiven short shrift in the cast is CAROLE LANDIS, with almost nothing to do after a bright start, and handsome JOHN SUTTON has a thankless role as Ritau0026#39;s would be suitor. Too bad Fox could never find a worthy starring role for him.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eFun to watch (if you like musicals) and easy to take.”


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