The Czar of Broadway

The Czar of Broadway is a 1930 American pre-Code crime film produced and distributed by Universal Pictures, directed by William James Craft, and starring John Wray and Betty Compson.[1]

The Czar of Broadway
Swedish release poster
Directed byWilliam James Craft
Produced byCarl Laemmle
Written byGene Towne (story & screenplay)
StarringJohn Wray
Betty Compson
Music byHeinz Roemheld
CinematographyHal Mohr
Edited byHarry W. Lieb
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
May 25, 1930
Running time
79 minutes


Preservation status

This film is preserved in the collection of the Library of Congress.[2]


  1. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: The Czar of Broadway,; accessed August 10, 2015.
  2. Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at the Library of Congress (1978), p.39
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