Busby Berkeley

One man. One camera. Unlimited magic. From numerous Warner Bros films of the 1930s come 21 complete musical numbers that established forever the genius of choreographer Busby Berkeley. The segments are escapism, pure and simple, except they're never simple. Berkeley shoots through floors, through roofs and through one kaleidoscopic array of leggy chorines after another. The sequences can be heartfelt - the bustling ('42nd Street'), gaudy ('By Waterfall') or stunningly surprising ('Lullaby of Broadway'), yet all bear the imprint of unequalled filmmaking innovation.

Year: 2005
Genre: Documentaries, Film On Film, Musicals
Country: USA
Duration: 163 Minutes
Rating: M
Location in store: Documentary (Film On Film)


42nd Street (1933)

The archetypical backstage musical given depth, life and power by the extravagant touch of Busby Ber...

Footlight Parade (1933)

One of Busby Berkeley's best, featuring out-of-this-world musical mumbers and songs like 'Honeymoon...

Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)

It's the summer season at a swanky resort, and none of the employees have any qualms about fleecing...

Dames (1934)

Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler only have eyes for each other in this tale of stage hopefuls battling a...

Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

The show must go on in Busby Berekeley's classic, crazed Depression-era extravaganza about a trio of...

The Gang's All Here (1943)

Busby Berkeley's first Technicolor musical finds New York chorus girl Alice Faye meeting and falling...

Hollywood Singing and Dancing - A Musical History (2008)

A celebration of song and dance in the movies, beginning with the first musicals in the Busby Berkel...