About the film
musical pre-code vaudeville theater
Broadway to Hollywood
Release Date: September 15, 1933
|Slogan||:||«The star-studded cavalcade of the theatre!»|
|Director||:||Jules White, Willard Mack|
|Writers||:||Edgar Allan Woolf, Willard Mack|
Broadway to Hollywood is a through-the-years saga about a show business family. Frank Morgan and Alice Brady play vaudeville headliners of the 1880s whose fame is eclipsed by their son (played as a youth by Jackie Cooper, then as an adult by Russell Hardie). Morgan and Brady are reduced to bit roles in a musical starring their son and his wife (Madge Evans). Alas, Sonny spoils it all by drinking and philandering, while his wife dies in a freak accident.