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42nd Street
My Rating:
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2.5 Stars
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Rating: NR Year: 1933 Category:
Director: Lloyd Bacon Time: 89:00:00 min. Writer: Rian James

Reviews
Mine: I need to see this in a better setting than commercial television. There I did not like it all that much, but it was chopped up and colorized. It's on my list of things to see.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: The definitive backstage musical still has plenty of sass--along with its clichés. Ailing director Baxter puts everything into what may be his final show, then leading lady Daniels twists her ankle! Good thing Ruby Keeler's on hand. Harry Warren-Al Dubin songs include title tune, "Young and Healthy," "You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me," "Shuffle Off to Buffalo." Busby Berkeley's ground-breaking production numbers are still sensational. Scripted by Rian James and James Seymour, from Bradford Ropes' story. Adapted for the Broadway stage fifty years later. Also shown in computer-colored version.
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Cast
Warner Baxter as:
Julian Marsh
Beb Daniels as:
Dorothy Brock
George Brent as:
Pat Denning
Ruby Keeler as:
Peggy Sawyer
Guy Kibbee as:
Abner Dillon
Una Merkel as:
Lorraine Fleming
Ginger Rogers as:
Anne Lowell
Ned Sparks as:
Thomas Barry
Dick Powell as:
Billy Lawler