Broadway Musketeers (1938)

62-63 mins | Drama | 8 October 1938

Director:

John Farrow

Cinematographer:

L. W. O'Connell

Editor:

Thomas Pratt

Production Designer:

Stanley Fleischer

Production Company:

Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Full page view
HISTORY

The film's pre-release title was Three Girls on Broadway. This is a remake of Warner Bros.' 1932 film Three on a Match (see entry). ...

More Less

The film's pre-release title was Three Girls on Broadway. This is a remake of Warner Bros.' 1932 film Three on a Match (see entry).

Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
20 Oct 1938
p. 5
Hollywood Reporter
31 May 1938
pp. 10-11
Hollywood Reporter
20 Jun 1938
pp. 12-13
Hollywood Reporter
27 Aug 1938
p. 3
Motion Picture Daily
18 Oct 1938
p. 10
Motion Picture Herald
18 Jun 1938
p. 37
Motion Picture Herald
3 Sep 1938
p. 39
New York Times
14 Oct 1938
p. 27
Variety
19 Oct 1938
p. 12
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A First National Picture
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Dial dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Prod
Exec prod
Exec prod
WRITERS
Orig scr, Orig scr
Orig scr, Orig scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
L. Wm. O'Connell
Photog
ART DIRECTOR
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Gowns
SOUND
SOURCES
SONGS
"Has It Ever Occurred to You?" and "Who Said That This Isn't Love?" music and lyrics by M. K. Jerome and Jack Scholl.
SONGWRITER/COMPOSER
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Three Girls on Broadway
Release Date:
8 October 1938
Production Date:
late May--late Jun 1938
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
5 October 1938
LP8318
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
62-63
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
PCA No:
4404
SYNOPSIS

Isabel Dowling and Connie Todd, who grew up together in an orphanage, have a reunion when they both arrive at the city jail to bail out a third orphan, Fay Reynolds, after she has been arrested for doing a strip tease. Isabel is married to wealthy Stanley Dowling and is the mother of little Judy, but she is dissatisfied with her life. Connie is a stenographer in love with her boss. Since all three have birthdays in June, they meet for a joint birthday dinner and vow to continue the tradition every year. Fay gets a job singing at a club where Connie and Isabel come to watch her. At the club, Isabel catches the eye of gambler Philip Peyton, and as Stanley is out of town, she goes out every night with Philip. When Stanley returns, Judy's nurse tells him about his wife's activities. They fight and Isabel leaves him to live with Philip. Fay and Connie visit Judy and soon Fay and Stanley have fallen in love. When Isabel marries Philip, Fay marries Stanley. Isabel and Philip sink into debt because of his gambling. Out of sympathy, Fay lets Isabel take Judy one day and Philip puts her up as security for a gambling debt. When the gangsters discover that Judy is not his child, they kill him and kidnap Judy and Isabel because they have witnessed the crime. Isabel overhears their plans to kill both herself and Judy. She hides Judy under the bed and jumps out the window, clutching the newspaper article about the kidnapping. The police find Judy, unharmed, and ...

More Less

Isabel Dowling and Connie Todd, who grew up together in an orphanage, have a reunion when they both arrive at the city jail to bail out a third orphan, Fay Reynolds, after she has been arrested for doing a strip tease. Isabel is married to wealthy Stanley Dowling and is the mother of little Judy, but she is dissatisfied with her life. Connie is a stenographer in love with her boss. Since all three have birthdays in June, they meet for a joint birthday dinner and vow to continue the tradition every year. Fay gets a job singing at a club where Connie and Isabel come to watch her. At the club, Isabel catches the eye of gambler Philip Peyton, and as Stanley is out of town, she goes out every night with Philip. When Stanley returns, Judy's nurse tells him about his wife's activities. They fight and Isabel leaves him to live with Philip. Fay and Connie visit Judy and soon Fay and Stanley have fallen in love. When Isabel marries Philip, Fay marries Stanley. Isabel and Philip sink into debt because of his gambling. Out of sympathy, Fay lets Isabel take Judy one day and Philip puts her up as security for a gambling debt. When the gangsters discover that Judy is not his child, they kill him and kidnap Judy and Isabel because they have witnessed the crime. Isabel overhears their plans to kill both herself and Judy. She hides Judy under the bed and jumps out the window, clutching the newspaper article about the kidnapping. The police find Judy, unharmed, and shoot it out with the gang. That year, Connie and Fay have their birthday celebration without Isabel, but Judy takes her mother's place, and when Connie and Fay throw their glasses into the fire, Judy, in imitation, picks up the empty glass at Isabel's place and throws it into the fire with the other two.

Less

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

TOP SEARCHES

42nd Street

The film introduced Ruby Keeler and was the first Warner Bros. film for Busby Berkeley and songwriters Harry Warren and Al Dubin. Mervyn LeRoy was originally scheduled to ... >>

The White Tower

Contemporary news items add the following information about the production: RKO purchased James Ramsey Ullman's novel in Mar 1946 for $150,000. At that time, Edward Dmytryk was assigned to ... >>

Tight Spot

The working title of this film was Dead Pidgeon . Doye O'Dell appears throughout the film in a running "gag" as a TV telethon host, satirizing the ... >>

All Quiet on the Western Front

The opening title card reads: "Carl Laemmle presents All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque ." After the opening credits, the following written prologue ... >>

City Lights

Onscreen credits refer to the film as a "comedy romance in pantomine." The premiere of City Lights opened the Los Angeles Theater. It was the first ... >>

The American Film Institute is grateful to Sir Paul Getty KBE and the Sir Paul Getty KBE Estate for their dedication to the art of the moving image and their support for the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and without whose support AFI would not have been able to achieve this historical landmark in this epic scholarly endeavor.