Lord Byron of Broadway

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Drama Romance
80 min     7     1930     USA

Overview

A talented songwriter gets his inspiration for songs from others and not from within himself. He is oblivious that he may harm other people when he uses their stories or their love for himself.

Reviews

Frank F wrote:
Roy is a competent songwriter, but he does not have ideas for great songs. He easily gets into relationships with women who find him very attractive and easy to talk to. Roy realizes that some of the stories he hears will make excellent song material. Although the material is given to him freely by a trusting, woman in love, he does not realize (or perhaps care) that he has no real right to the stories about others. A very good early musical, including some color sequences. The audio quality and choreography are excellent. The sexual references are strong and only possible during this pre-code era. The plot is fairly simple, believable and well executed. The lead actor is sometimes a bit weak on delivery.

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