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42nd Street

(DVD - 2006)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
42nd Street
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A Broadway musical director has troubles during rehearsal, promotes the understudy and has a successful opening night. Chiefly memorable for the incredible musical numbers.
Title: 42nd Street
[videorecording]
Publisher: [United States] : Warner Home Video, 2006, c1933
Edition: Standard version
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (89 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: a Warner Bros. and Vitaphone picture ; directed by Lloyd Bacon
Notes: Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes
Originally released as a motion picture in 1933
Special features include three vintage featurettes: "Harry Warren: America's foremost composer,"Hollywood newsreel", and "A trip through a Hollywood studio"; notes on Busby Berkeley
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Summary: A Broadway musical director has troubles during rehearsal, promotes the understudy and has a successful opening night. Chiefly memorable for the incredible musical numbers.
ISBN: 0149823191
Branch Call Number: DVD Musicals FORTY
Credits: Photography, Sol Polito ; choreography, Buzby Berkeley ; music/lyrics, Al Dubin, Harry Warren.
Performers: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Una Merkel, Ruby Keeler, Guy Kibbee, Ned Sparks, Dick Powell.
System Details: DVD
Other Language: English with subtitles in English and French; closed-captioned
Genre/Form: Feature films
Musical films
Comedy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Publisher No: 67854 Warner Home Video
67846 Warner Home Video (set)
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Busby Berkeley musical with some amazing visuals and frisky lyrics. "
Little nifties from the Fifties, innocent and sweet,/
Sexy ladies from the Eighties who are indiscreet,/
They're side by side, they're glorified,
Where the underworld can meet the elite/
Naughty, ... Read More »


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Jul 26, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Do you know where the song "Shuffle off to Buffalo" came from? Well, it came from an excellent Broadway Play and Movie "42nd Street". It is one of Hollywood's best musicals then and now. Why not see the original movie with such stars as Dick Powell, Rudy Keeler, and Ginger Rogers. You will be amazed at the dance numbers. This show has got it all. If you like a great musical, this is for you. Thanks for reading the above.

5 stars. A joy from start to finish. Sure the story is old hat, but beautifully executed. The musical numbers are still GREAT.

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