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  • Broadway Melody of 1936 is a musical film released by MGM in 1935. In New York, the film opened at the Capitol Theatre, the site of many prestigious MGM premieres. It was a follow-up of sorts to the successful The Broadway Melody, which had been released in 1929, although, beyond the title and some music, there is no story connection with the earlier film. The film was written by Harry W. Conn, Moss Hart, Jack McGowan and Sid Silvers. It was directed by Roy Del Ruth and starred Jack Benny, Eleanor Powell, Robert Taylor, Frances Langford, Sid Silvers, Buddy Ebsen and Vilma Ebsen. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. In an interview promoting That's Entertainment! III, Ann Miller stated that MGM was on the verge of bankruptcy at the time Broadway Melody of 1936 was made, and it, along with subsequent films starring Eleanor Powell, were so successful the company was rescued.

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