Bloodhounds of Broadway

Bloodhounds of Broadway

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Director: Harmon Jones

Cast: Harmon Jones, Mitzi Gaynor, Scott Brady, Mitzi Green

     
 

Bloodhounds of Broadway was one of many Damon Runyon adaptations filmed in the wake of the 1950 Broadway hit Guys and Dolls. Manhattan bookie Scott Brady skips town to avoid a crime investigation. He meets hillbilly Mitzi Gaynor and vows to get the talented young miss into show business. Thanks to her positive influence, the bookie agrees to face theSee more details below

Overview

Bloodhounds of Broadway was one of many Damon Runyon adaptations filmed in the wake of the 1950 Broadway hit Guys and Dolls. Manhattan bookie Scott Brady skips town to avoid a crime investigation. He meets hillbilly Mitzi Gaynor and vows to get the talented young miss into show business. Thanks to her positive influence, the bookie agrees to face the investigating committee, but changes his mind and plans to skip the country. The broken-hearted Gaynor is gratified when Brady changes his mind again, confesses his crimes (none of them homicidal) and serves a year in jail. When he returns to civilian life, Gaynor is headlining at a posh nightclub, whose employees are all former crooks and gangsters--including Charles Bronson as a waiter! Bloodhound of Broadway was remade (sort of) under the same title in 1989, this time as a PBS American Playhouse special (subsequently given theatrical release) starring Matt Dillon and Madonna.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Bloodhounds of Broadway is neither a first rate musical nor a first rate Damon Runyon adaptation, but it has enough going for it to make it an enjoyable little diversion. Part of the problem lies with leading man Scott Brady, whose rather dull interpretation of the character is not helped by a lack of charisma. The story itself is also more than a little trite, but there's enough Runyon-dust spread around in terms of atmosphere and character to overcome the basic predictability factor. Best of all, Bloodhounds gives the energetic Mitzi Gaynor a chance to strut her stuff to very good advantage. Gaynor is a strange star; she's a perfectly fine actress, but not a stand-out in this area. Her singing is quite good, and her dancing is considerably better than that, but it's really her buoyant personality that stands out. That personality didn't really serve her well in films; she was a little too "normal" to become a true cinema star. But it works quite well in this role, and her musical numbers are the film's highlights, especially as staged by Robert Sidney. Between songs, Bloodhounds loses its way a bit, but when it sings and dances, it's quite diverting.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/13/2007
UPC:
0024543483571
Original Release:
1952
Rating:
NR
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:30:00

Special Features

A New York State of Mind: Written by Damon Runyon featurette ; Mitzi Gaynor: Impressions of the Fox Years featurette; Dancing As Fast As She Can: A Conversation With Sharon Baird featurette; Restoration comparison; Poster gallery; Lobby card gallery; Still gallery; Interactive pressbook; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mitzi Gaynor Emily Ann Stackerlee
Scott Brady Numbers Foster
Mitzi Green Tessie Sammis
Marguerite Chapman Yvonne
Wally Vernon Poorly Sammis
Henry Slate Dave the Dude
George E. Stone Ropes McGonigle
Edwin Max Lookout Louie
Richard Allan Curtaintime Charlie
Sharon Baird Little Elida
Ralph Volkie Frankie Ferraccio
Charles Buchinsky Pittsburg Philo
Timothy Carey Crockett Pace
William Walker Uncle Old Fella
Paul Wexler Theo Pace
Alfred Mizner Foy Pace
Emile G. Meyer Skipper
Michael O'Shea Inspector McNamara

Technical Credits
Harmon Jones Director
Edward J. Cronjager Cinematographer
Eliot Daniel Songwriter
Bernard Freericks Sound/Sound Designer
George A. Gittens Editor
Sy Gomberg Screenwriter
Stanley Hough Asst. Director
George Jessel Producer
Harry M. Leonard Sound/Sound Designer
Lionel Newman Score Composer
Ben Oakland Songwriter
David Raksin Score Composer
Robert Sidney Choreography
Russell J. Spencer Art Director
William Travilla Costumes/Costume Designer
Paul Francis Webster Songwriter
Lyle Wheeler Art Director

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bloodhounds of Broadway
1. Main Titles/Night Life [3:44]
2. Prepping the Witness [1:52]
3. Crime Committee [4:58]
4. Numbers Prodigy [2:13]
5. Sweet Emily Ann [6:14]
6. Cindy [3:11]
7. Unwelcome Guests [6:56]
8. Bye Low [1:30]
9. Warm Welcome [2:34]
10. New Investigation [2:59]
11. Some Kid Sister [3:36]
12. I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin [4:17]
13. Poorly's Diagnosis [7:09]
14. Please Blow Town [2:05]
15. Canceled Audition [3:17]
16. Eighty Miles Outside of Atlanta [4:06]
17. I Wish I Knew [3:57]
18. Shared Dream [3:39]
19. Woman to Woman [1:32]
20. Just Tell the Truth [2:07]
21. Or Else [6:36]
22. Bloodhounds of Broadway [3:29]
23. Fresh Start [2:53]
24. Jack of Diamonds [4:41]

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