6.3/10
127
6 user 3 critic

Made on Broadway (1933)

Jeff is the supreme press agent who has his own private club where the rich and powerful meet and drink for free. It is free until they need him and he charges a bundle. Jeff has power, ... See full summary »

Director:

Harry Beaumont

Writers:

Courtney Terrett (screen play) (as Courtenay Terrett), Courtney Terrett (based on his original story: Public Relations) (as Courtenay Terrett)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Jim Fletcher, waking up from a coma, finds he is to be given a court martial for treason and charged with informing on fellow inmates in a Japanese prison camp during WWII. Escaping from ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Bill Williams, Barbara Hale, Richard Quine
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

When a rich but cantankerous dowager on an isolated estates hires an engaging handyman, her niece/companion becomes suspicious of his motives.

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Merle Tottenham, Kathleen Harrison, May Whitty
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Perry marries Della but a beautiful woman interrupts their honeymoon night and demands Perry take her case at gunpoint.

Director: William Clemens
Stars: Warren William, Claire Dodd, Wini Shaw
Certificate: 18 Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young man is warned by a captain about a temptress; nonetheless, he finds himself falling in love with her.

Director: Josef von Sternberg
Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Lionel Atwill, Edward Everett Horton
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A veteran homicide detective who has witnessed his socialite girlfriend kill her husband sees his inexperienced brother assigned to the case.

Director: Felix E. Feist
Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Jane Wyatt, John Dall
Certificate: 18 Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A well-planned robbery goes awry, with tough cop Cordell in pursuit.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Charles McGraw, Adele Jergens, William Talman
Comedy | Mystery | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Morning Express ace reporter 'Timmy' Blake uses her wiles and charms to get the scoop on rival papers, and keep her editor happy. When the Express gets a tip that a wealthy old man was ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Pat O'Brien, Joan Blondell, Margaret Lindsay
Roadblock (1951)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Honest LA insurance detective Joe Peters becomes corrupt after falling in love with sensual gold-digger model Diane.

Director: Harold Daniels
Stars: Charles McGraw, Joan Dixon, Lowell Gilmore
Angel (1937)
Certificate: 18 Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A woman and her husband take separate vacations, and she falls in love with another man.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall, Melvyn Douglas
Comedy | Mystery | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Rare booksellers Joel and Garda Sloane are engaged to find who is stealing rare books from a private library.

Director: Edwin L. Marin
Stars: Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell, Reginald Owen
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Perry interrupts his vacation plans when an ex-girlfriend, now newly married, asks him to help her with murder and bigamy charges.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Warren William, Margaret Lindsay, Donald Woods
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two telephone repairmen have many adventures and romance a pair of blondes.

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Joan Blondell, Pat O'Brien, Allen Jenkins
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Montgomery ... Jeff Bidwell
Sally Eilers ... Mona Martine
Madge Evans ... Claire Bidwell
Eugene Pallette ... Mike Terwilliger
C. Henry Gordon ... Mayor Tom Starling
Jean Parker ... Adele Manners
Ivan Lebedeff ... Ramon Salinas
David Newell ... O'Neill - Mayor's Secretary
Vince Barnett ... Snitz Lepedis
Joseph Cawthorn ... Maxie Schultz
Edit

Storyline

Jeff is the supreme press agent who has his own private club where the rich and powerful meet and drink for free. It is free until they need him and he charges a bundle. Jeff has power, influence and a beautiful ex-wife. Things change when Jeff saves Minnie after she jumps into the river. He gives her the fully beauty treatment and a new name, Mona Martine. He also falls hard for her, but his advances are not returned. But Mona needs Jeff, and all his expertise, when she shoots Ramon in her room. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He's the CHAMP of Broadway but a CHUMP for a Blonde! Romance right off the front pages! A Beautiful girl's rise from nowhere to overnight fame! (Print Ad- Plattsburg Daily Republican, ((Plattsburg, NY)) 10 June 1933)

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Feita na Broadway See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

John Miljan is in studio records/casting call lists for the role of "Tucker," but he did not appear in the movie. Raymond Hatton was reported to be in the cast by Film Daily, but he was not seen either. See more »

Quotes

Jeff Bidwell: Careful, Mike; careful! You are speaking of the lady I almost loved.
Terwilliger: The dames *you've* almost loved would read from here to Chicago--laid end to end.
Jeff Bidwell: [thinks this over a moment] What a...quaint expression.
See more »

Soundtracks

My Country 'Tis of Thee
(1832) (uncredited)
Music by Lowell Mason
Based on the Music by Henry Carey from "God Save the King" (1744)
Hummed by Claire Du Brey and Robert Montgomery
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A title as ponderous as the central figure...
18 May 2016 | by AlsExGalSee all my reviews

...which is Jeff Bidwell (Robert Montgomery). He is an agent and PR man extraordinaire, but absolutely nothing about this story has anything to do with Broadway or what is made there. Bidwell is so well known in New York that big shots just hang out in his apartment living room - where free drinks are served - waiting for him to come home and give them advice, which he does for a hefty fee. As he points out, when you look at his fees, he is really not the one paying for all of these drinks. Apparently his apartment doubles as his office. He has a strictly business middle aged secretary, and he also has a valet who for some reason is being played by Eugene Palette. Palette is really wasted here as he really has no opportunity to do much of anything.

One night on the ferry a girl who claims she is at the end of her rope, Mona Martine (Sally Eilers), jumps off of the same ferry that Bidwell is riding. He jumps into the water to save her. She claims to be just another girl down on her Great Depression luck wanting to end it all, but I wonder. The story Bidwell gives her to tell once the press shows up to ask what happened is not the story she tells. She has an alternative tale all made up, one that seems to make her look better than Bidwell's story did. Plus she was looking Jeff's direction when she jumped into the water. Did she plan this whole thing just to meet Bidwell? At that point, Bidwell's ex-wife, who is running a salon, gives Mona a make-over at Bidwell's request. Bidwell tells the ex-wife, that just as a strictly business kind of thing, he'd like to give the girl some elocution and dance lessons and see if she can get into the follies. He says it is a project of his. But through a series of bills shown the viewer, you can see this quickly becomes personal and then romantic and then maybe a bit obsessive. Bidwell takes Mona out, and man after man stops by and wants to dance or take her out afterwards. Jeff looks so disgusted. He wants to possess her just because he doesn't possess her i.e. marry her. He even tells his ex-wife that he KNOWS this is why he wants to marry her, yet she still draws him in.

Well, later that night Mona gives Jeff a frantic call. She has shot a man dead in her apartment, supposedly in self defense due to an attempted rape. Bidwell knows this is not true and later gets the truth out of her, but she convinces him that she loves only him, and so he gets to work trying to make the attempted rape story stick to get her out of a murder rap.

How will all of this work out? Watch and find out. Sally Eilers is great as the blonde Mona - she's a real piece of work and Bidwell has finally found his match in her, a match in profiteering and insincerity that is. The role of Bidwell the fixer is a real fast talking street wise part in contrast to the suave upper crust roles Montgomery usually played during this part of his MGM career, and he plays it well. Madge Evens has an understated role as Bidwell's classy ex-wife, Claire. They are still in love, and Claire seems to be waiting around for Bidwell to take a breath from all of the affairs that have come since, and maybe even before the divorce to figure this out. The question is, will he? I'd strongly recommend this as great Depression fun - Montgomery and Eilers make it so, even though I don't think they ever did another film together.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed