Footlight Parade

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Footlight Parade
Poster for Footlight Parade
Plot: Chester Kent produces musical comedies on the stage. With the beginning of the talkies era he changes to producing short musical prologues for movies. This is stressful to him, because he always needs new units and his rival is stealing his ideas. He can get an contract with a producer if he is able to stage in three days three new prologues. In spite of great problems, he does it.
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Metacritic: 80/100
Information
Runtime: 104 min
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Awards: 1 nomination
Director: Lloyd Bacon
Writer: Manuel Seff, James Seymour, Robert Lord
Actors: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler
Language: English, French
Country: United States
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  • enyasurvivor says:

    This film really stands the test of time, which can be difficult with these early talkie musicals. I had to study this in college and found it really fun and fascinating how they reference the cartoon in the beginning with the musical number in the actual film

  • Adele says:

    Holy heck, this is by far the best of the sprint so far. Best overall script, best overall choreography, best integration of the two, best production design, best performances. Hell, THE most iconic Busby Berkeley number, the pool scene, is in this movie. Only the songs are meh, 42nd Street has the best songs. Also, unfortunate racism.

    Also ALW is a f*cking hack who stole the idea for a cats stage musical from this movie.

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