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With: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Nick Apollo Forte
Written by: Woody Allen
Directed by: Woody Allen
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 84
Date: 01/27/1984

Broadway Danny Rose (1984)

4 Stars (out of 4)

Talent Drought

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

Broadway Danny Rose (1984) is one of Woody Allen's masterpieces, a gorgeous, moving black-and-white homage to a grade-Z theatrical agent (Allen) and his attempts to get a washed-up Italian crooner (Nick Apollo Forte) back into the limelight. Mia Farrow co-stars in one of her best performances as the dimwit blonde who smites both the singer and Danny. The story is told in flashback by a bunch of old-time showbiz vets sitting around a deli and swapping funny Danny Rose stories. Like Hannah and Her Sisters it strikes a perfect balance between structure, pathos, and sheer laughs.

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