|Bowery to Broadway|
|Directed by||Charles Lamont|
|Written by||Arthur T. Horman|
|Based on||story by Joseph and Lytton|
|Produced by||John Grant|
|Cinematography||Charles Van Enger|
|Edited by||Arthur Hilton|
|Music by||Edward Ward|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|November 3, 1944|
|Budget||over $1 million|
Bowery to Broadway is a 1944 American film starring Maria Montez, Jack Oakie, and Susanna Foster. Donald O'Connor and Peggy Ryan also had a small specialty act, and it was the only film they were in together where they didn't have a name or character.
The movie was made to showcase the singing talent at Universal. Montez only has a small role.
- Maria Montez as Marina
- Jack Oakie as Michael O'Rourke
- Susanna Foster as Peggy Fleming Barrie
- Turhan Bey as Ted Barrie
- Ann Blyth as Bessie Jo Kirby
- Donald Cook as Dennis Dugan
- Louise Allbritton as Lillian Russell
- Frank McHugh as Joe Kirby
- Rosemary DeCamp as Bessie Kirby
- Leo Carrillo as P.J. Fenton
- Andy Devine as Father Kelley
- Evelyn Ankers as Bonnie Latour
- Thomas Gomez as Tom Harvey
- Richard Lane as Walter Rogers
- George Dolenz as George Henshaw
- Mantan Moreland as Alabam
- Ben Carter as No-more
- Maude Eburne as Mame Alda
- Robert Warwick as Cliff Brown
- Donald O'Connor as Specialty Number
- Peggy Ryan as Specialty Number
- unbilled players include Milton Kibbee, George Meeker, Snub Pollard and Wilbur Mack
In June 1943 John Grant, who normally wrote for Abbott and Costello, was assigned to produce a film to cover the history of Broadway. It was going to be called Hip Hip Hooray and was budgeted at $1 million and shot in color. Edmund Joseph and Bart Lyton were assigned to do the script. In December 1943 it was announced Arthur Lubin would direct.
- "Under the Bamboo Tree"
- "Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nelly"
- "My Song of Romance"
- "He Took Her for a Sleighride in the Good Old Summertime" - with Donald O'Connor and Peggy Ryan
- "There'll Always Be a Moon" - sung by Susanna Foster
- "Under the Bamboo Tree" - sung by Louise Allbritton as Lillian Russell
- Dick, Bernard K. (2015). City of Dreams: The Making and Remaking of Universal Pictures. University Press of Kentucky. p. 125. ISBN 9780813158891.
- Bowery to Broadway at Maria Montez Fan Page
- "Producer Writer". Variety. 30 June 1943. p. 54.
- "U'S Showbiz Cavalcade Budgeted for a Million". Variety. 30 June 1943. p. 6.
- "Waggner Doubles Up". Variety. 29 December 1943. p. 4.
- Metro to Split Garson, Pidgeon Combination: 'The Bullfighter,' Latin-American Yarn, Chosen as Subject for Laurel and Hardy Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 22 Apr 1944: 5.
- Montez-Hall Duo Again in 'Queen of the Nile': Story Called 'Twice Blessed' Secured as Starring Subject for Wilde Twins Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 10 May 1944: A11.
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