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|Bowery to Broadway|
|Directed by||Charles Lamont|
|Written by|| Arthur T. Horman |
|Based on||story by Joseph and Lytton|
|Produced by||John Grant|
|Starring|| Maria Montez |
|Cinematography||Charles Van Enger|
|Edited by||Arthur Hilton|
|Music by||Edward Ward|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|November 3, 1944|
|Budget||over $1 million |
Bowery to Broadway is a 1944 American film starring Maria Montez, Jack Oakie, and Susanna Foster. Donald O'Connor and Peggy Ryan also had a small specialty act, and it was the only film they were in together where they didn't have a name or character.
The movie was made to showcase the singing talent at Universal. Montez only has a small role. 
In June 1943 John Grant, who normally wrote for Abbott and Costello, was assigned to produce a film to cover the history of Broadway.  It was going to be called Hip Hip Hooray and was budgeted at $1 million and shot in color. Edmund Joseph and Bart Lyton were assigned to do the script.  In December 1943 it was announced Arthur Lubin would direct. 
Filming started 1 May 1944.  It was a rare non "exotic" role for Maria Montez. 
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