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42nd Street

  • Film

Time Out says

Reviving the musical's fortunes in one fell swoop, Bacon and Busby Berkeley's backstage saga set the benchmark for the putting-on-a-show subgenre not by means of plot (a thin and hackneyed affair about a young understudy finding stardom when she covers for the temperamental diva) but through sassy songs and dialogue and dazzling mise-en-scène. A grand cast makes the most of numbers like 'You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me', 'Shuffle Off to Buffalo' and 'Young and Healthy', while Berkeley choreographs chorines and camera with mischievous dexterity.
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Release Details

  • Duration:89 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Lloyd Bacon
  • Screenwriter:James Seymour, Rian James
  • Cast:
    • Warner Baxter
    • Ruby Keeler
    • Bebe Daniels
    • Dick Powell
    • Guy Kibbee
    • George Brent
    • Ginger Rogers
    • Una Merkel
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