Broadway Hostess

Broadway Hostess is a 1935 American romantic comedy musical directed by Frank McDonald.[1] The film was nominated at the 1935 Academy Awards for the short lived Best Dance Direction category.[2] For which Bobby Connolly was nominated for, along with the film Go into Your Dance.[3][4]

Broadway Hostess
Directed byFrank McDonald
Written byGeorge Bricker (Screenplay)
Story byBenjamin M. Kaye (Story, Uncredited)
StarringWini Shaw
Genevieve Tobin
Lyle Talbot
Music byMort Dixon (Music and lyrics)
Leo F. Forbstein (Musical director)
Allie Wrubel (Music and lyrics)
Ray Heindorf (Music arranger-uncredited)
CinematographyArthur L. Todd (photography)
Edited byJack Killifer
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • December 7, 1935 (1935-12-07)
Running time
68 minutes
CountryUnited States


It is about a small town girl on her rise to stardom. But it is having problems with love. Tommy falls in love with Winnie, but he feels she is in love with her manager Lucky. Lucky claims he does not want to get married, but is in fact in love with the rich socialite Iris. While Iris's brother loses money with his gambling problem.[5]



Uncredited (Incomplete)


Andre Sennwald of The New York Times gave it a bad review saying it was very clichéd and hard to sit through.[6]


  1. "Broadway Hostess". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  2. "Broadway Hostess". Retrieved 26 February 2018 via
  3. "Broadway Hostess". The New York Times. New York Times: The New York Times Company. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  4. "The 8th Academy Awards - 1936". Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  5. "Broadway Hostess (1935)". Retrieved 26 February 2018 via
  6. Sennwald, Andre (December 16, 1935). "The Strand Theatre Presents 'Broadway Hostess' -- New Films in German and Spanish". The New York Times. New York City: The New York Times Company. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
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