42nd Street

The archetypical backstage musical given depth, life and power by the extravagant touch of Busby Berkeley. Warner Baxter is Julian Marsh, the 'musical-comedy director' who inserts unknown Rudy Keeler into the lead role when star Bebe Daniels suffers a sprained ankle. The first of Berkeley's musicals that established a populist escapism in American entertainment.

Year: 1933
Genre: Musicals, Cult Films / After Dark, Film Festivals 1999, Best of the 1930s, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: USA
Director: Lloyd Bacon
Starring: Dick Powell, George Brent, Guy Kibbee, Ruby Keeler, Warner Baxter, Una Merkel
Duration: 89 Minutes
Rating: G
Location in store: Musical



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