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Broadway Melody of 1940

Broadway Melody of 1940(1940)

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The struggling dance team of Johnny Brett and King Shaw is split up when, in a case of mistaken identity, theatrical agent Bert C. Matthews offers King rather than Johnny the job of leading man in Broadway star Clare Bennett's new show. Success goes to King's head, but Johnny loyally sticks by his friend, even coaching him with his dance steps. King grows so egotistical that he begins to neglect practice and becomes convinced that Clare is in love with him. Meanwhile, Clare comes to realize that Johnny is the real talent behind King and finds herself falling in love with him. When, on opening night, King has a spat with Johnny and gets so drunk that he is unable to perform, Johnny goes on in his place and saves the show. Once he sobers up, King realizes that he has acted the fool and rectifies the situation by abdicating to Johnny both Clare and his role.