"Limehouse Blues" is a hit song authored by Douglas Furber (lyrics) and Philip Braham (music) in London. Recruited to replace an ailing Beatrice Lillie in A to Z, Gertrude Lawrence was reassigned the "Limehouse Blues" number that Lawrence stilld when she made her Broadway debut in André Charlot's Revue in 1924: Lawrence's Broadway performance of the "Limehouse Blues" number proved to be a "Showstopper", making her a Broadway star: "' Limehouse Blues ' quickly became iconic. For his 2015 album release Runnin's Wild Songs and Scandals of the Roaring '20s 2015 album release, Mark Nadler recorded "Limehouse Blues" in conjunction with "Limehouse Nights." "Limehouse Blues" gave its name to a portion of the 1946 film Ziegfeld Follies starring Fred Astaire and Lucille Bremer, both in the Oriental style: the story of a coolie trying to get a fan to give to a beautiful woman who caught his attention, framing a fantasy dance sequence between Astaire and Bremer scored in the tune of "Limehouse Blues." The 1999 film Sweet and Lowdown - written and directed by Woody Allen like Alice - premieres a version of 'Limehouse Blues' performed by Howard Alden and the Dick Hyman Group: the number is entitled 'Limehouse Blues/Mystery Pacific' as Alden acts as a prelude to 'Limehouse Blues' as the train imitation that opens the Django Reinhardt composition 'Mystery Pacific.'"