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Battle of Broadway

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Battle of Broadway

Battle of Broadway
Directed by George Marshall
Produced by Sol M. Wurtzel
Screenplay by Lou Breslow
John Patrick
Story by Norman Houston
Starring Victor McLaglen
Brian Donlevy
Gypsy Rose Lee
Raymond Walburn
Lynn Bari
Jane Darwell
Cinematography Barney McGill
Edited by Jack Murray
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • April 22, 1938 (1938-04-22)
Running time
84 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Battle of Broadway is a 1938 American Lou Breslow and John Patrick.[1] The film stars Victor McLaglen, Brian Donlevy, Gypsy Rose Lee, Raymond Walburn, Lynn Bari and Jane Darwell.[2] The film was released on April 22, 1938, by 20th Century Fox.[3]


  • Plot 1
  • Cast 2
  • Reception 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Homer C. Bundy (Gypsy Rose Lee)--the object of the competitive Big Ben's and Chesty's amorous pursuits—to pretend she's his fiance, to put the boys off the trail. Trouble ensues when Homer arrives in NYC...and falls for Linda.



Critical reception for Battle of Broadway upon its initial release was largely positive.[4] In a 1938 review for the film the New York Times stated "Though it will not be hailed as one of the year's finer historical films and might even be said, despite teh riot scenes, to suffer from a ind of timid civilian understatement, the extent of which can only be measured by those who have lived through "the terror" - as we of the Times Square area tend to think of it - "Battle of Broadway" seems to provoke enough of those tolerant, unanalytical audience guffaws to justify its modestly budgeted existence."[5]

DVD Talk gave a favorable review for Battle of Broadway, writing that it was a "Knockabout farce, energetically handled" and that "By the time the movie wraps up with its third or fourth unapologetic big brawl, Battle of Broadway's hard-won rough-and-tumble pose becomes positively endearing."[6]


  1. ^ "Battle of Broadway (1938) - Overview". Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  2. ^ "Battle-of-Broadway - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  3. ^ "Battle of Broadway". Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  4. ^ Bell, Nelson B. (23 Apr 1938). "Allan Jones Scores Triumph at Capitol; 'Battle of Broadway' Is Precisely That!: Ovation Given Singer; Film Will Recall Old Formula.". The Washington Post (1923-1954) (subscription required). Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "THE SCREEN: Battle of Broadway' Rages at the Rivoli-Other New Films at the Strand and Globe". New York Times (1923-Current file) (subscription required). 25 Apr 1938. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  6. ^ Mavis, Paul. "This Is My Affair; Battle Of Broadway; Professional Soldier (Fox Cinema Archives Victor McLaglen Triple Feature)". DVD Talk. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 

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