42nd Street

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42nd Street
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Plot: Renowned Broadway producer/director Julian Marsh is hired to put together a new musical revue. It's being financed by Abner Dillon to provide a starring vehicle for his girlfriend, songstress Dorothy Brock. Marsh, who is quite ill, is a difficult task master working long hours and continually pushing the cast to do better. When Brock breaks her ankle one of the chorus girls, Peggy Sawyer, gets her big chance to be the star. She also finds romance along the way.
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 83/100
Runtime: 89 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 1 win & 2 nominations total
Director: Lloyd Bacon
Writer: Rian James, James Seymour, Bradford Ropes
Actors: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent
Language: English
Country: United States
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  • Adele says:

    Thank God this got in just before the Hays Code, otherwise we would never have gotten the iconic line:
    “Anytime Annie? Who could forget her? She only said no once, when she didn’t hear the question.”

  • Jeff | #1 Dad Appreciator says:

    42nd street really is a whole vibe

  • Lucas Yslas says:

    This was really good

  • Cathy says:

    Works surprisingly well as the second in a double feature with Red Rocket.

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