Bradford Ropes (January 1, 1905 – November 21, 1966) was a prolific novelist and screenwriter whose work includes the novel 42nd Street that was adapted for the 1933 film of the same name and then a Tony Award winning musical, also of the same name. His next novel, Stage Mother in 1933 was also adapted to film. He also wrote many Western stories as well as screenplays for Abbott and Costello. Ropes was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He died in the Wollaston section of Quincy, Massachusetts. Ropes wrote in 1932 that America was still waiting for the "Uncle Tom's Cabin of the chorus girl."
Movies & TV shows
Original Broadway production filmed for Japanese television. Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes and the subsequent 1933 Hollywood film adaptation, the show focuses on the efforts of famed dictatori...
Buck Privates Come Home
Two ex-soldiers return from overseas--one of them having smuggled into the country a French orphan girl he has become attached to. They wind up running into their old sergeant--who hates them--and get...
The Time of Their Lives
Two ghosts who were mistakenly branded as traitors during the Revolutionary War return to 20th century New England to retieve a letter from George Washington which would prove their innocence.
Song of Arizona
Song of Arizona is a 1946 American Western film directed by Frank McDonald and starring Roy Rogers. Roy Rogers rides to the rescue when a bank robber's orphaned son (Tommy Cook), who is living at a ra...
Steppin' in Society
In this crime comedy, a prominent judge's vacation is interrupted during a sudden storm that forces him to seek refuge in a shady nightclub where he is mistaken by the mobsters for a highly esteemed r...
Set in New York's Lower East Side during the Gay '90s, this lively low-budget musical follows the exploits of a feisty and talented saloon owner's daughter who loves nothing more than to perform in he...
Why Girls Leave Home
In this crime drama, a young woman leaves her unhappy life at home to become a sophisticated night club singer. Her first job is nearly fatal when she entangles herself with the mobsters who own the j...
Swing in the Saddle
In this tuneful western, two curious actresses head West to find out the name of their secret admirer. Songs include: "Amor," (Sunny Skylar, Gabriel Ruiz), "Hey Mabel" (Fred Stryker), "By the River Sa...
Cowboy and the Senorita
Chip has inherited a supposedly worthless gold mine from her father and Craig Allen is about to buy it. Roy suspects the mine may be valuable and using a clue left by Chip's father, investigates. He f...
Hands Across the Border
Adams and Brock are competing for a contract with the Army. Roy saved Trigger from being shot when Adams was killed trying to ride the horse. He plans to ride him in the race to win the contract after...
Hi, Good Lookin'!
An usher at a radio station studio pretends to be an executive at the station in order to help a pretty girl become a singer.
Man from Music Mountain
Roy returns home to fine a range feud between the cattlemen and the sheepmen. When his friend is killed he finds the rifle had a defective pin. He learns the rifle belongs to a ranch hand named Barker...
Angels with Broken Wings
Charlotte Lord, a widow in her early forties and owner of Manhattan's smartest modiste shop, is about to marry Guy Barton, a wealthy businessman. But Mexican divorces have been declared illegal, so Gu...
Ridin' on a Rainbow
When the showboat hits town, two men use the parade as a distraction to rob the bank. Their accomplice is Pop, the clown from the showboat. He leaves the money on the boat and tells his daughter Patsy...
Former child star Jackie Cooper headlines this sentimental behind-the-scenes comedy drama. He plays an ex-child star who now jerks sodas for a living in Hollywood. He gets back into the movie business...
Gene Autry and sidekick Frog Millhouse depart Madison Square Garden and NYC heading west for home in their car and a horse trailer carrying Gene's horse, Champion. They discover that Ronnie Willoughby...
A ranch foreman (Gene Autry) helps three youngsters protect their inheritance from foreclosure.
Melody and Moonlight
Jane Frazee made her starring film debut in the Republic B-plus musical Melody and Moonlight. The plot is motivated by the show-biz aspirations of bellboy Danny O'Brien (Johnny Downs). With the help o...
Sing, Dance, Plenty Hot
In this musical, a con man makes a good living by promoting bogus charity shows. He gets the communities all revved up and then skips town with all their money. But then he meets three earnest people ...
Hit Parade of 1941
In this musical, the second entry in a five-film series, a thrift shop owner sells his business and buys a small time radio station. He begins looking for sponsors. He finds one with a department stor...
A Spoiled child and a pair of small time crooks are posing as an aristocracy and stealing jewelry from exclusive shops. A reformatory where young men are trained to be sailors is where Geoffrey was se...
Meet the Boy Friend
A heartthrob singer, Tony Paige, also known as "America's Boyfriend" decides to wed a Swedish actress. His manager doesn't want this because he is afraid of Tony losing female fans so he takes up a 30...
The Hit Parade
Agent Pete Garland is fired by society singer Monica Barrett after he got her a new radio contract, because she thinks her lawyer friend Teddy Leeds fits in better with her social status. To get even,...
A jealous trapeze star decides he must eliminate his romantic rival.
Kitty Lorraine has one purpose in life: turning her daughter Shirley into a star. Kitty controls every aspect of the girl's nascent career -- even blackmailing a stage manager so that Shirley can take...
A producer puts on what may be his last Broadway show, and at the last moment a chorus girl has to replace the star.
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