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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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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

Footlight Parade (1933)

on Jul 23, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

Off to a late start on my Busby Berkeley week, but we’re moving along with the film: Footlight Parade.  This is my first Berkeley film, and his trademarks are on full display.  The dancing sequences, complete with the Berkeley Box, are fantastic and make up for the rather mundane story about a... Read full article

What do “Bullets or Ballots” and “Footlight Parade” Have in Common?

By Angela on Jun 12, 2012 From Hollywood Revue

1.  Both movies were made at Warner Brothers. 2.  Joan Blondell stars in both movies. 3.  Bullets or Ballots was directed by William Keighley, who is credited as being a dialogue director for Footlight Parade. William Keighley with Bette Davis and James Cagney. 4.  A few costumes.  If you look clo... Read full article

Monday Serenade: Ruby Keeler Meows in Footlight Parade (1933)

By KC on Sep 21, 2009 From Classic Movies

Ruby Keeler clumps along in her kitty costume, but she's still awfully cute in the Sittin' on a Backyard Fence number from Footlight Parade (1933). That's Billy Taft singing with her.... Read full article

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Quotes from

Chester Kent: Aw, talking pictures, it's just a fad.

Chester Kent: Well, I sure know how to pick 'em.
Nan Prescott: You said it, Papa.
Chester Kent: Maybe you should help me next time, huh?
Nan Prescott: What do you think I've been trying to do?

Nan Prescott: I know Miss B - Rich, if you remember.

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Facts about

Film debut of Dorothy Lamour.
The actress who successfully auditions in the "Ah the Moon is Here" number is Gracie Barrie. She is not credited but a 1933 press release identifies her.
The film that Guy Kibbee and Arthur Hohl takes James Cagney to see is The Telegraph Trail.
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National Film Registry

Footlight Parade

Released 1933
Inducted 1992

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Also directed by Lloyd Bacon

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Also produced by Robert Lord

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