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42nd Street (1933)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 24, 2019

“Sawyer, you’re going out a youngster but you’ve got to come back a star!” – Warner Baxter to Ruby Keeler 42nd Street essentially feels like hallowed ground even today because it single-handedly gave an entire generation of films plentiful ammunition for tropes while j read more

Re-watching 42nd Street (1933)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jan 24, 2018

Re-watching 42nd Street (1933) On January 24, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized So, I’ve been trying to re-watch a lot of films lately. And for some reason, this was one of those films that I kept forgetting to re-watch. I saw it millions of years ago, pro read more

Pre-Code Crazy: 42nd Street (1933)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Feb 7, 2017

Okay, y’all. By now, you probably know that I’m not the world’s biggest fan of musicals. But there are some musicals that I simply adore, and I have to admit that 42nd Street is one of them. In fact, until I popped in my DVD to watch the film for this post, I’d actually forgotten just how much read more

Warner Archive: 42nd Street (1933) Sparkles on Blu-ray

Classic Movies Posted by KC on May 6, 2015

The Warner Archive Blu-ray edition of 42nd Street glimmers from the first frame. Even the title card looks magnificent. The credit "Silks by the Cheney Brothers" never looked more glamorous. To see the film that I watched dozens of times as a teenager on a VHS copy recorded from TV this way is almos read more

TCM Classic Film Festival Day 3: WHY BE GOOD? 42nd STREET, EARTHQUAKE!

Backlots Posted by Lara on Mar 30, 2015

Day 3 was one filled with favorites and laughs. I started off the day with Why Be Good? (1929), a movie I had seen a few months ago when a new restoration was screened at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. This same restoration was shown here, and I loved the movie so much the first time that I read more

42nd Street (1933) (3)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Nov 1, 2013

When word gets out that producers Jones and Barry are putting on a new show, it’s the talk of the theater world.  Since the nation is in the midst of the Great Depression, a lot of people are depending on this show; everyone from electricians and set builders to chorus girls and the show’ read more

42nd Street (1933) (2)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Jul 28, 2013

And Busby Berkeley week comes to a close with a review of the film that put him on the map and brought Warner Brothers back from the brink of bankruptcy.  I was surprised at the change in my perspective in watching this after Gold Diggers of 1933, as actors who had a bigger role in the latter film read more

42nd Street (1933).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on May 4, 2013

42nd Street(1933). A Warner Bros. musical film directed by Lloyd Bacon with choreography by Busby Berkeley. The songs were written by Harry Warren (music) and Al Dubin (lyrics). 42nd Street was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1934. Broadway director Julian Marsh, ignores read more

Classic Films in Focus: 42ND STREET (1933)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Jan 29, 2013

In the Depression Era, frothy, upbeat musicals were a much appreciated form of relief, and nobody made musicals any frothier or more upbeat than choreographer Busby Berkeley, who didn't actually direct the films but rather constructed elaborate, show-stopping musical numbers around which the directo read more

Classic Films in Focus: 42ND STREET (1933)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Jan 29, 2013

In the Depression Era, frothy, upbeat musicals were a much appreciated form of relief, and nobody made musicals any frothier or more upbeat than choreographer Busby Berkeley, who didn't actually direct the films but rather constructed elaborate, show-stopping musical numbers around which the directo read more

Classic Films in Focus: 42ND STREET (1933)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Jan 29, 2013

In the Depression Era, frothy, upbeat musicals were a much appreciated form of relief, and nobody made musicals any frothier or more upbeat than choreographer Busby Berkeley, who didn't actually direct the films but rather constructed elaborate, show-stopping musical numbers around which the directo read more

42nd Street (1933) (1)

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Aug 11, 2012

(Image via ryanmccormickfilmhistory.blogspot.com) The depression has hit, and Broadway producers Jones and Barry are putting on a musical. Dorothy Brock (Bebe Daniels), who is dating the show’s financial backer Abner Dillon (Guy Kibbee), is set to star. A hit director, Julian Marsh (Warner Bax read more

42nd Street

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Aug 22, 2010

Stage director Julian Marsh (Warner Baxter) is starting a new show, Pretty Lady, despite his history of nervous breakdowns.  Abner (Guy Kibbee) will fund the production if his young girlfriend Dorothy (Bebe Daniels) is the star.  But Dorothy is only using old Abner as a sugar-daddy to move her caree read more