42nd Street

Directed By: Lloyd Bacon Starring: Dick Powell Ruby Keeler

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A musical extravaganza featuring the choreography of busby berkeley, with ruby keeler as an ingenue from the chorus line thrust into a starring role.


Studio Warner
SKU 202153633
UPC 012569678521
UPC 14 00012569678521
Format DVD
Release Date 3/21/2006
Rating NR
Essential Cinema
Editors Note
Note Splashy Hollywood does splashy Broadway in this behind-the-scenes of a show musical. The leading lady is, as many times before, suddenly unavailable and the understudy chorus line girl is thrust into the limelight. Last minute preparations for opening night with the new star turn the entire production on its ear before the big premiere. Many memorable tunes including: "Forty-Second Street," "Young and Healthy," "You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me" and "Shuffle Off To Buffalo."
Entertainment Weekly "...42ND STREET still enchants today....All the vulgar vitality that Warner Bros.' pictures exuded back then..." -- Rating: A 05/12/1979 pp.68-70
Premiere "...Innovative and visually dazzling..." 12/01/2003 p.4
Total Film "Berkeley hits his stride in the archetypal let's-put-on-a-show pic..." 02/01/2004 p.121
Lloyd Bacon
Dick Powell
Ruby Keeler
Cast & Crew
Bebe Daniels - Actor
Bradford Ropes - Based On Novel By
Darryl F. Zanuck - Producer
George Brent - Actor
Hal B. Wallis - Producer
Harry Warren - Musical Score
James Seymour - Writer
Lloyd Bacon - Director
Rian James - Writer
Sol Polito - Cinematographer
Una Merkel - Actor
Warner Baxter - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1933
Catalog ID 67852
UPC 00012569678521
Number of Discs 1
Color B&W
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Oscar (1934) Darryl F. Zanuck, Nominee, Best Picture,Nathan Levinson, Nominee, Best Sound, Recording
ReviewSource At-A-Glance Film Reviews
Review 42nd Street ...is a good musical...The performances are solid and sincere, which makes the characters real...the highlight of the film...is the music...there's a great Busby Berkeley stage number at the end...Good lighthearted fun all around.
ReviewRating 8
Product Attributes
Actor Keeler,Ruby
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
At-A-Glance Film Reviews ...a good musical...

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