42nd Street (1933) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Lloyd Bacon and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.
42nd Street was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1998.
Academy Awards 1932/33 --- Ceremony Number 6 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Picture||Warner Bros.||Nominated|
Re-watching 42nd Street (1933)By Carol Martinheira on Jan 24, 2018 From The Old Hollywood Garden
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, probably 2009 or 201... Read full article
Pre-Code Crazy: 42nd Street (1933)By shadowsandsatin on Feb 7, 2017 From Shadows and Satin
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 I lov... Read full article
Warner Archive: 42nd Street (1933) Sparkles on Blu-rayBy KC on May 6, 2015 From Classic Movies
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 full article
TCM Classic Film Festival Day 3: WHY BE GOOD? 42nd STREET, EARTHQUAKE!By Lara on Mar 30, 2015 From Backlots
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 h... Read full article
42nd Street (1933) (3)By Angela on Nov 1, 2013 From Hollywood Revue
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 full article
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Pat Denning: Yep... why I guess so... yeah.
Slim Murphy: Don't happen to know a guy named Pat Denning do ya?
Pat Denning: Why yes.
Slim Murphy: We got a message for him. This guy Pat Denning's a pretty wise mug but he ain't wise enough and if he don't lay off that Dorothy Brock dame, it's gonna be just too bad... for Denning, get me?
Pat Denning: Alright I'll tell him.
Slim Murphy: Yeah well...
[punches Pat in the mouth and Pat falls down]
Slim Murphy: that's so ya don't forget.
Mug with Murphy: Yeah
[He and Slim kick Pat then run off]
Peggy Sawyer: Ohhhhh Pat... Pat... Pat... who were they?
Pat Denning: Friends... with good advice.
Billy Lawler: [to Peggy Sawyer] Hey, I've been for you ever since you walked in on me in my BVD's.
Ann Lowell: [to chorus girl] It must have been hard on your mother, not having any children.
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The following cast was considered:
- Warren William or Richard Barthelmess instead of Warner Baxter
- Kay Francis or Ruth Chatterton instead of Bebe Daniels
- Loretta Young instead of Ruby Keeler
- Joan Blondell instead of Ginger Rogers
- Glenda Farrell instead of Una Merkel
- Frank McHugh instead of George E. Stone
The original Broadway production based on the movie "42nd Street" opened at the Winter Garden Theater on August 25, 1980, ran for 3486 performances, won the 1981 Tony Award for the Best Musical and was nominated for Best Book for a Musical.
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