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The Broadway Melody of 1929

Around February, I had made a goal to the Oscar winners of the past, and predictably, life got hectic, and all my goals went down the porcelain pee-hole.  But in an effort to pick up where I left off, I now present the second annual Academy Awards winner for Best Picture (1930):

THE BROADWAY MELODY 0f 1929

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This film features a love triangle between the vaudville act known as the Mahoney Sisters, Hank (Bessie Love)  and Queenie (Anita Page), and song and dance performer, Eddie Kerns (Charles King), who is engaged to Hank.  Let the drama begin! When Hank isn’t being a bossy bitch, and Queenie isn’t being a whiney drunken mess, and Eddie isn’t constantly fawning over Queenie in a creepster way,  it’s filled with lots of old tunes, one liners, and zingers are a-plenty.

Here’s one of my favorite numbers from the movie: