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Footlight Parade (1933) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Lloyd Bacon and produced by Robert Lord.

Footlight Parade was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1992.

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On Blu-ray: James Cagney and Joan Blondell in Busby Berkeley's Footlight Parade (1933)

By KC on Sep 12, 2019 From Classic Movies

All film fans have their cinematic version of comfort food and mine is the musicals of choreographer Busby Berkeley. These busy, bubbly productions full of wit, beauty and excitement are pleasant to have on in the background, but deserving of the most devoted attention. I’m especially fond of ... Read full article


Footlight Parade (1933)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 28, 2019 From 4 Star Films

Though it still came out in the middle of The Depression, there is a sense that Footlight Parade does not confront the contemporary issues head on?and maybe that causes it to lose some potential power. Because, in a sense, it’s a period piece even if that period is only a few years prior when ... Read full article


Musical Monday: Footlight Parade (1933)

on Jul 30, 2018 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. Poster for Footlight Parade. I’m not sure w... Read full article


Footlight Parade

By Amanda Garrett on Jan 27, 2018 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm reviewing Footlight Parade (1933). The pre-code musical stars Joan Blondell (left), James Cagney, and Ruby Keeler. This article is part of The Busby Berkeley Blogathon hosted by Hometowns to Hollywood. This is also part of a year-long series of articles celebrating the 100th anniversar... Read full article


"Footlight Parade," or Taps

By David on Jan 22, 2014 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

Everything below this logo is made up. INTEROFFICE MEMO April 12, 1933 FROM: Busby Berkeley TO: Jack Warner Greetings, J.L. First off, let me say I was delighted to see you at the premiere of "Gold Diggers of 1933" the other night along with your new protege, Miss LaTour. I think her studio d... Read full article


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Chester Kent: Listen, Nan, send a new boy and girl on right away, and make sure they're not in love with each other.
Nan Prescott: Right.
Chester Kent: Uh, get a couple already married.


Chester Kent: Hello, Vivian. This is Miss Rich. My secretary, Miss Prescott.
Nan Prescott: I know Miss Bi... Rich, if you remember.


Vivian Rich: You said you'd marry me and you're going to marry me!


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Facts about

In a documentary, The John Garfield Story, actress Julie Garfield denied that her father, John Garfield, is the sailor-extra he is often credited with being in the "Shanghai Lil" production number. Whoever the extra is, he's a dead ringer for Mr. Garfield.
John Garfield is often credited as being an extra in this film, five years before signing a Hollywood contract with Warner Brothers, but researchers are in dispute over whether it is actually Garfield in the shot, which lasts 5/6 of one second onscreen.
The film that Guy Kibbee and Arthur Hohl takes James Cagney to see is The Telegraph Trail.
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Footlight Parade

Released 1933
Inducted 1992
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