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Made on Broadway (1933)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama | 19 May 1933 (USA)
Jeff is the supreme press agent who has his own private club where the rich and powerful meet and drink for free. It is free until they need him and he charges a bundle. Jeff has power, ... See full summary »

Director:

Harry Beaumont

Writers:

Courtney Terrett (screen play) (as Courtenay Terrett), Courtney Terrett (based on his original story: Public Relations) (as Courtenay Terrett)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Montgomery ... Jeff Bidwell
Sally Eilers ... Mona Martine
Madge Evans ... Claire Bidwell
Eugene Pallette ... Mike Terwilliger
C. Henry Gordon ... Mayor Tom Starling
Jean Parker ... Adele Manners
Ivan Lebedeff ... Ramon Salinas
David Newell ... O'Neill - Mayor's Secretary
Vince Barnett ... Snitz Lepedis
Joseph Cawthorn ... Maxie Schultz
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Storyline

Jeff is the supreme press agent who has his own private club where the rich and powerful meet and drink for free. It is free until they need him and he charges a bundle. Jeff has power, influence and a beautiful ex-wife. Things change when Jeff saves Minnie after she jumps into the river. He gives her the fully beauty treatment and a new name, Mona Martine. He also falls hard for her, but his advances are not returned. But Mona needs Jeff, and all his expertise, when she shoots Ramon in her room. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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He's the CHAMP of Broadway but a CHUMP for a Blonde! Romance right off the front pages! A Beautiful girl's rise from nowhere to overnight fame! (Print Ad- Plattsburg Daily Republican, ((Plattsburg, NY)) 10 June 1933)

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girl I Made See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

John Miljan is in studio records/casting call lists for the role of "Tucker," but he did not appear in the movie. Raymond Hatton was reported to be in the cast by Film Daily, but he was not seen either. See more »

Quotes

Jeff Bidwell: [tying his neck-tie] There are three things in this world that nobody can do for you. One is brush your hair, one is tie your tie...
Terwilliger: And the third?
Jeff Bidwell: You guess!
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Soundtracks

My Country 'Tis of Thee
(1832) (uncredited)
Music by Lowell Mason
Based on the Music by Henry Carey from "God Save the King" (1744)
Hummed by Claire Du Brey and Robert Montgomery
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"Chicago" without the music
7 March 2006 | by stephe1605See all my reviews

Interestingly enough, it has the same plot as "Chicago." A dame kills a Lothario who was getting a little too amorous with her, and her press agent has to spin the media and courts to get her off. A funny scene of a photographer shooting pictures of her holding a gun, and her desire to go into show business at the end to capitalize on the scandal would both be used in "Chicago" years later. Surprisingly funny, worth a rental, if you can find it; certainly worth catching on TMC. (There's also a 2003 French film called "Bon Voyage" which has a scene where a woman kills a man in her apartment, and calls her friend in the middle of the night to pick up the pieces.)


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