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Broadway to Hollywood (1933) Willard Mack, Jules White, Alice Brady, Frank Morgan, Jackie Cooper, History, Musical

Broadway to Hollywood (1933)
Ted and Lulu Hackett are vaudeville’s The Hacketts, a fairly successful song-and-dance team. They bring their son Ted Jr. up in the business and he soon eclipses them. When the son is offered a starring role on Broadway, he arranges for his parents to join him in the show, but Ted Sr. is embarrassed to learn that he and Lulu are there purely in order to keep their son happy. They return to vaudeville, only to find that their duet act has gone stale with time. Meanwhile, Ted Jr. has married and had a son, but he has also fallen victim to drink. Tragedy strikes the Hackett family, and only the march of time will tell whether Ted III will repeat the failings of his father and grandfather.

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Mama Steps Out (1937) George B. Seitz, Guy Kibbee, Alice Brady, Betty Furness, Comedy, Romance

Mama Steps Out 1937
After inheriting a fortune, the Cuppy family of Fort Wayne, Indiana go to France to “broaden” their cultural outlook, although father Leonard (Guy Kibbee), a perfume manufacturer, and daughter Leila (Betty Furness) are not as enthusiastic as mother Ada (Alice Brady). On the way to France, Leila sees Chuck Thompson (Dennis Morgan), a singer on board their ship, whom she used to know, but he refuses to return her enthusiastic attempts to start a Romance. Hoping to change his mind, Leila convinces her parents to take a Villa in Antibes, where Chuck is appearing with Ferdie Fisher’s band. Meanwhile, Ada is bored with staying at the villa and only meeting Americans. When a local priest (Frank Puglia) comes asking for money to save his church, Ada asks him to introduce her to some “cultural” Europeans.

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