Two Tickets to Broadway Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

Two Tickets to Broadway

Personally supervised by Howard R. Hughes, the RKO Technicolor musical Two Tickets to Broadway stars Janet Leigh as a small-town girl who hopes to make it big in the Big Apple. Moving into a Manhattan boarding house populated by such showbiz hopefuls as Ann Miller, Tony Martin, Gloria De Haven and Barbara Lawrence, Leigh aspires to appear on the popular TV variety program hosted by bandleader Bob Crosby. Two-bit agent Eddie Bracken promises to make her dreams come true, even though he doesn’t know Crosby from Adam. Along the way, Leigh falls for Martin, though the course of true love seldom runs smooth–in fact, at one point it threatens to run all the way back to Leigh’s home town. Injecting their time-honored routines into the proceedings are veteran vaudevillians Joe Smith and Charlie Dale, playing a couple of stagestruck deli owners (their roles were originally slated for Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, but Laurel’s illness precluded any film work). Despite the creative input of choreographer Busby Berkeley, the film’s best number is the simplest: Let’s Make Comparisons, wherein Bob Crosby explains why he’s not his brother Bing. Seemingly a surefire box-office hit, Two Tickets to Broadway inexplicably posted a loss of $1,150,000.

Release date: Nov 20, 1951
Production Company: RKO Radio Pictures
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Genre: Comedy,Musical & Performing Arts

Two Tickets to Broadway Caste and Crew
Director: James V. Kern
writer: Hal Kanter,Sid Silvers
Janet Leigh,Tony Martin,Gloria de Haven,Eddie Bracken,Ann Miller,Bob Crosby,Barbara Lawrence,Joe Smith,Charles Dale,Taylor Holmes,Buddy Baer,Joan Arnold,Frieda Stoll,Fred L. Gillett,Norval Mitchell,Helen Spring,John Gallaudet,Isabel Randolph,Donald MacBride,John Sheehan,Don Blackman,Vera Miles,Jean Corbett,Hazel Shaw,Barbara Logan,Charlotte Alpert,Victoria Lynn,Jeane Dyer,Pat Hall,Maura Donatt,Joi Lansing,Mara Corday,Joan Evans,June McCall,Joan Olander,Noreen Mortensen,Joel Robinson,Georgia Clancy,Elizabeth Burgess,Barbara Thatcher,Dale Smith,Carol Brewster,Shirley Buchanan,Mildred Carroll,Carmelita Eskew,Joanne Frank,Mary Ellen Gleason,Joan Jordan,Claudette Thornton,Lola Kendrick,Shirley Kimball,Evelyn Lovequist,Kathleen O’Malley,June Paul,Marylin Symons,Beverly Thomas,Joan Whitney,Barbara Worthington,George Nader,Lester Dorr,Garry Owen,Linda Williams,Ann Zika,Libby Taylor,Herman Cantor,Jimmie Dundee,Millicent Deming,Jerry Hausner,Jack Gargan,Jane Easton,Shirley Tegge,Martha O’Brian,Lucy Knoch,Rosalee Calvert,Joan Shawlee,Joan Barton,Shirley Whitney,Marilyn Johnson,Gwen Caldwell,Bob Thom,Mamie Van Doren,Barbara Freking,Mona Knox,Rosemary Knighton,Kathleen Case,Eileen Coghlan,Marie Thomas,Billy Curtis,Michael Lally,Bennett Green,Larry Barton,Gene Banks,Vincent Graeff,Maxine Willis,Joann Arnold,Ann Melton,Ann Kramer,Marge Pemberton,Anne Kimbell,Anne O’Neal,Charlete Hardy,Lillian West,Sid Tomack,Tony Felice,Marty Rhiel,Buris De Jong,Gene Marshall,Marie Allison,Miles Shepard,Robert Thom,Ralph Hodges,Michael Pierce,Suzanne Ames