Bowery to Broadway

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.

Bowery to Broadway
Directed byCharles Lamont
Produced byJohn Grant
Written byArthur T. Horman
Edmund Joseph
Bart Lytton
Based onstory by Joseph and Lytton
StarringMaria Montez
Jack Oakie
Susanna Foster
CinematographyCharles Van Enger
Edited byArthur Hilton
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
November 3, 1944
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited States

The movie was made to showcase the singing talent at Universal. Montez only has a small role.[1]



Filming started 1 May 1944.[2] It was a rare non "exotic" role for Maria Montez.[3]

Selected Songs

  • "Under the Bamboo Tree"
  • "Yip-I-Addy-I-Ay"
  • "Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nelly"
  • "My Song of Romance"
  • "Montevideo"
  • "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


  1. Bowery to Broadway at Maria Montez Fan Page
  2. 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.
  3. 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 (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 10 May 1944: A11.

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