Mr. Broadway (1933) Availability?

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Mr. Broadway (1933) Availability?

PostMon May 15, 2017 2:36 pm

I'd seriously like to take a look at the Ed Sullivan/Nils Grandlund 1933 opus, Mr. Broadway, but am having no luck finding it. Does anybody know if it's available anywhere?

I'm dying to see the Edgar Ulmer sequence with Dita Parlo that was cut into it.

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Re: Mr. Broadway (1933) Availability?

PostTue May 16, 2017 5:39 am

While a huge amount of paper constantly shows up on eBay for MR. BROADWAY, it remains a lost film. Only a one reel cut-down excerpt in 16mm survives. It apparently had a plot but the cut-down just has musical numbers by Isham Jones band, shots of the audience (Jack Benny, Ed Sullivan, Bert Lahr) and a dance by Joe Frisco. I own a half sheet and about 8 different lobby cards.

For someone willing to do the detective work, tracking down Sullivan's son-in-law Robert Precht, who runs the Sullivan holdings, might turn up a personal copy of MR. BROADWAY in Ed's collection.
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Re: Mr. Broadway (1933) Availability?

PostTue May 16, 2017 6:05 am

This rates as a rumor, but at the Universal Shorts program where Ed Sullivan's Headliners (1934) was shown, I heard some one speaking about having seen Mr. Broadway. Sorry, no further details.

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Re: Mr. Broadway (1933) Availability?

PostTue May 16, 2017 7:33 am

Thanks for the info fellows, I was afraid of that. Looks like Ulmer's film couldn't catch a break.

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