42nd Street

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"You're going out there a youngster, but you've got to come back a star!" The 1933 film that launched the Golden Age of Hollywood musicals, 42nd Street traces the creation of a Broadway show from its first casting call through its blockbuster opening... read more
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"You're going out there a youngster, but you've got to come back a star!" The 1933 film that launched the Golden Age of Hollywood musicals, 42nd Street traces the creation of a Broadway show from its first casting call through its blockbuster opening night--when the leading lady twists her ankle and a young chorus girl (Ruby Keller) takes her place and becomes a star. Starring Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell, and featuring Ginger Rogers and choreography by Busby Berkley, 42nd Street received Oscar nominations for "Best Picture" and "Best Sound." And, in a testament to this memorable story, 42nd Street was revived as a hit musical on Broadway in 1980, nearly 50 years after it first hit movie theaters.

Original Release

03/11/1933

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Cast

Bebe Daniels Dorothy Brock
Dick Powell Billy Lawler
George Brent Pat Denning
Ginger Rogers Ann Lowell
Ruby Keeler Peggy Sawyer
Warner Baxter Julian Marsh
Guy Kibbee Abner Dillon
Una Merkel Lorraine Fleming
Ned Sparks Thomas Barry
Allen Jenkins Mac Elroy
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Lloyd Bacon, Busby Berkeley

Writers

Rian James, Whitney Bolton, Bradford Ropes, James Seymour

Cast

Bebe Daniels Dorothy Brock
Dick Powell Billy Lawler
George Brent Pat Denning
Ginger Rogers Ann Lowell
Ruby Keeler Peggy Sawyer
Warner Baxter Julian Marsh
Guy Kibbee Abner Dillon
Una Merkel Lorraine Fleming
Ned Sparks Thomas Barry
Allen Jenkins Mac Elroy
Robert McWade Jones
George E. Stone Andy Lee
Toby Wing Blonde in 'Young and Healthy' Number
Louise Beavers Pansy - Dorothy's Maid
Charles Lane Author of 'Pretty Lady'
Wallis Clark Dr. Chadwick
Tom Kennedy Slim Murphy
Harry Akst Jerry
George Irving House Doctor
Clarence Nordstrom Groom in 'Shuffle Off to Buffalo' Number

Producers

Editors

Thomas Pratt, Frank Ware

1934 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1934 Oscar Best Sound, Recording Nominated
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