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Comet Over Broadway is a fun little 1930s-era crime-drama that features fine performances, headlined by Kay Francis.

 

 

Comet Over Broadway
— Warner Archive Collection —

(1938)

Genre(s): Drama, Crime
Warner Archive | NR – 70 min. – $21.99 | April 3, 2018

Date Published: 04/13/2018 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Busby Berkeley
Writer(s): Faith Baldwin (magazine story); Mark Hellinger and Robert Buckner (screenplay)
Cast: Kay Francis, Ian Hunter, John Litel, Donald Crisp, Minna Gombel
DISC INFO:
Features: None
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: DVD
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (Dolby Digital 1.0)
Video: Full Frame 1.33
Subtitles: None
Region(s): 1

 

 

PLOT SYNOPSIS


Working mom Eve Appleton (KAY FRANCIS) runs a newsstand, raises her daughter, tends to her husband (John Litel), and gets chastised by her mother-in-law (VERA LEWIS) and dreams of the stage. When a lecherous famous actor offers to give Eve private instruction in the performance arts, Eve’s husband, Bill, arrives to rescue her virtue. A short scuffle results in the death of the actor, and Bill is quickly railroaded to the big house. Vowing to see her husband freed, Eve begins her ascent from small-town stage to showgirl to burlesque to vaudeville and then to Broadway. Along the way, she gives up custody of her daughter to a showgal pal, Tim (MINNA GOMBEL), and falls for theater impresario Bert Ballin (IAN HUNTER). Eve flees to London to escape her heart. Conquering the London stage, Eve finally confronts her past, but is it too late to put her family back together?

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5


No features were included.

 

VIDEO – 2.75/5, AUDIO – 2.5/5


The movie is shown with a full frame aspect ratio and has a Dolby Digital Mono track. As is the norm for these WAC DVD releases, the video is littered with dust marks, scratches and dirt while the audio does have bits of pops and hisses.

OVERALL – 3.0/5


Overall, Comet Over Broadway is a fun little 1930s-era crime-drama that features fine performances, headlined by Kay Francis. The DVD release from the Warner Archive Collection offers flawed by serviceable audio and video transfers but no features.

 

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