Danny Rose is a manager of artists, and although he’s not very successful, he nevertheless goes out of his way to help his acts. So when Lou Canova, a singer who has a chance of making a come-back, asks Danny to help him with a problem, Danny helps him. This problem is Lou’s mistress Tina. Lou wants Tina to be at his concerts, otherwise he can’t perform, but he’s married, so Danny has to take her along as if she was his girlfriend. Danny however gets more than he has bargained for when two mobsters come looking for the guy who has hurt their brother by stealing the heart of Tina, the girl he loves. —IMDb
Actor, director, screenwriter, and playwright Woody Allen redefined film comedy during the 1970s, bringing a new measure of sophistication and personal complexity to the form. Born Allen Stewart Konigsberg in Brooklyn, NY, on December 1, 1935, he adopted his stage name at the age of 17, and in 1953 enrolled in NYU’s film program, and soon dropping out of school to begin writing for comedian David Alber. Two years later, Allen graduated to writing for television; during his five-year in television, his efforts won him an Emmy nomination. He eventually decided to try his hand as a stand-up performer. After slowly gaining a reputation on the New York-club circuit, he became a frequent talk show guest and in 1964 issued his self-titled debut comedy LP. With 1966’s What’s Up, Tiger Lily?, a puckish re-tooling of a Japanese spy thriller complete with his own story line and dubbed English dialogue, he made his directorial debut. In 1969 Allen directed two short films for a CBS television special… read more
An underrated picture about show business talent and the ingredients of vaudeville, Woody Allen's contemporary humor and Bosrcht Belt comedy. But what Allen expresses is a nostalgic portrait of the traditional style of old comedy. Allen plays a has-been that strives for washed-up talent, giving them a second chance. The look of the film is shot brilliantly in black-and-white giving the picture an old vintage feel.
Often very beautiful to look at, and never less than pleasant to be around, Broadway Danny Rose is nevertheless a slight confection, not quite top-shelf, from that early 80's period between Stardust Memories and Hannah and Her Sisters in which Woody reconnected with his kooky side, with mixed but always congenial results. Like the old Joe Franklin show, it's cornball but it's comfortable. It hums the body nostalgic.
One of Woody Allen’s zippiest, most delightful outputs, a farcical black and white comedy with springy streams of dialogue and some choice episodes of clever absurdity. Playing the title role is Allen… read review