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Two Tickets to Broadway

Released Nov 20, 1951 1h 46m Musical Comedy List
Reviews 50% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
Nancy Peterson (Janet Leigh) comes from her tiny hometown to New York with dreams of Broadway stardom. At the bus station, her luggage accidentally gets mixed up with singer Dan Carter's (Tony Martin) bags. The two begin working on a musical act with Dan backed by Nancy and her friends. Dan's agent, Lew Conway (Eddie Bracken), promises them a spot on a popular TV show but can't get a meeting with the show's producer. Now in love with Dan, Nancy is devastated when she learns Lew has been lying. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member I would highly recommend this movie as it's my favorite musical. It may be made by RKO, but what you're watching is essentially an MGM musical; MGM loaned some of their rising stars and supporting role actors/actresses for this extravagant Howard Hughes production. Additionally Busby Berkley, who arranged song/dance numbers in many MGM musicals, directed the dance sequences for this film. MGM rarely let Janet Leigh sing in their movies, and as a result I was unaware of her good voice until I saw her sing in this film! And speaking of MGMs restrictions, that leads to what makes this movie different than an MGM musical; it includes that Howard Hughe's signature touch of spice (most evident in Janet Leigh's wardrobe). Most of the songs in the soundtrack for this film are pretty well-known generic songs, but there are a few oddball gems like "The Worry-Bird Song" which includes Ann Miller's extremely talented tap dancing and "Baby You'll Never Be Sorry" appropriately sung by Eddie Bracken and Gloria De Haven. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member ok musical that RKO raided MGM to make Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Low-key musical with a few nice numbers, but doesn't pack a punch to make it memorable. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Nancy Peterson (Janet Leigh) comes from her tiny hometown to New York with dreams of Broadway stardom. At the bus station, her luggage accidentally gets mixed up with singer Dan Carter's (Tony Martin) bags. The two begin working on a musical act with Dan backed by Nancy and her friends. Dan's agent, Lew Conway (Eddie Bracken), promises them a spot on a popular TV show but can't get a meeting with the show's producer. Now in love with Dan, Nancy is devastated when she learns Lew has been lying.
Director
James V. Kern
Producer
Howard Hughes, Norman Krasna, Jerry Wald
Screenwriter
James V. Kern
Distributor
RKO Radio Pictures
Production Co
RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
Genre
Musical, Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Nov 20, 1951, Original
Release Date (DVD)
Jul 19, 2011
Runtime
1h 46m