1928-1929 Best Picture Winner: The Broadway Melody (Harry Beaumont) – Awards Don’t Matter




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Ah, after a stellar start, David and Andrew encounter the first bonafide dud Best Picture winner: Harry Beaumont’s musical The Broadway Melody. This pioneering musical film should be the benchmark for genre to go forth with, but as David and Andrew discover, that’s not the case! Dig on in and find out more about this Oscar winner.

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Clips in this episode:

Clips from The Broadway Melody
Van and Schenck – Stay Out of the South

Also, if you need a much, much better ‘Melody’ movie to watch, then check out The Dogwash Melody.

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