42nd Street

“You’re going out a youngster but you’ve got to come back a star!” Few lines better sum up the Golden Age of the Hollywood musical than theater producer Warner Baxter’s command to ingenue Ruby Keeler in this classic Warner Bros. hit that earned nominations for Best Picture and Sound Recording in the sixth year of the Academy Awards. With songs by Al Dubin and Harry Warren, the stunning Busby Berkeley-staged musical numbers include the title song and "Shuffle Off To Buffalo." 

DIRECTED BY: Lloyd Bacon. WRITTEN BY: Rian James, James Seymour. WITH: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ruby Keeler. 1933. 89 min. USA. B&W. English. 35mm.
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