Broadway Danny Rose

Directed By: Woody Allen Starring: Nick Apollo Forte Mia Farrow

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An engaging glance at life and love mingled with crowd pleasing whimsy eavesdrop on a group of comedians at a new york deli where one man tells his greatest danny rose story of all - an ardent reminder that love often evolves between the least expecting


Studio MGM
SKU 40159610
UPC 027616860446
UPC 14 00027616860446
Format DVD
Release Date 9/7/2004
Rating Rating
Character Study
Organized Crime
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note A lovable schlub of a Broadway agent struggles to revive the sagging careers of of his motley clients. His misguided efforts to get a fading lounge singer's career back on track land him right in the middle of a gangland battle.
Plot Summary
Summary A group of Borscht Belt comedians gathers at the Carnegie Deli to reminisce and tell anecdotes about showbiz legend Danny Rose. Danny is a no-luck Broadway talent agent with a heart of gold who shepherds his flock of dead-end performers with a sense of compassion and loyalty that borders on lunacy. The few sad-sack clients of his who managed to garner some modicum of success ended up dropping Rose like a hot potato. Then along comes full-bodied Lou Canova, a throwback crooner with golden tonsils. Danny realizes that Lou has the ability to go somewhere, given the current nostalgia craze, and he coddles the big guy hoping that he'll be his ticket out of palookaville. Rose eventually finagles a gig at the Waldorf; with Milton Berle in the audience scouting talent for his new television special, this could be Canova's big night. But Lou's troubled love life throws a shroud over the entire evening. The married singer has a girlfriend with mob connections, and after an argument with Canova she refuses to go to the show. Lou starts drinking again and in the midst of a mawkish emotional tirade threatens to cancel the performance if she doesn't show up. Danny must somehow infiltrate a Mob wedding and get the blonde moll to the Waldorf on time; if he fails, his last, best hope for success will go down the drain.
New York Times "...[BROADWAY DANNY ROSE] proceeds so sweetly and so illogically that it seems to have been spun....One of [Allen's] very best..." 01/27/1984 p.C8,Included in The New York Times "10 BEST FILMS OF 1984" 12/30/1984 p.II:15
Woody Allen
Nick Apollo Forte
Mia Farrow
Cast & Crew
Mia Farrow - Actor
Nick Forte - Actor
Sandy Baron - Actor
Woody Allen - Actor
Woody Allen - Director
Gordon Willis - Director of Photography
Dick Hyman - Musical Score
Robert Greenhut - Producer
Woody Allen - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1984
Catalog ID 1001744
UPC 00027616860446
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 84 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Oscar (1985) Woody Allen, Nominee, Best Director,Woody Allen, Nominee, Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly For The Screen
Golden Globe (1985) Mia Farrow, Nominee, Best Actress
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Collector's Edition, Theatrical Version, Trailers
Los Angeles Magazine [A] showstopper! It's a wonderful film!

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