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    42nd Street

    Despire his poor health, successful Broadway director Julian Marsh still produces a new show with the financial help from a rich older man, who is in love with the star of the show, Dorothy Brock. But at the last moment a chorus girl has to replace the star...
    Duration: 89 min
    Quality: HD
    Release: 1933
    IMDb: 7.6
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  • Actors of "42nd Street"

  • Characters of "42nd Street"

  • Directors of "42nd Street"

    Lloyd Bacon. Director of 42nd Street

    Lloyd Bacon

    Birthdate: 4 December 1889, San Jose, California, USA
  • Creators of "42nd Street"

    Rian James. Director of 42nd Street

    Rian James

    Birthdate: 3 October 1899, Eagle Pass, Texas, USA
    James Seymour. Director of 42nd Street

    James Seymour

    Birthdate: 23 April 1895, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Critic Reviews of "42nd Street"

    Chicago Reader

    October 16, 2007

    This 1933 film is the best known of the Warner Brothers Depression-era musicals, though it doesn't compare in dash and extravagance to later entries in the cycle.

    New York Times

    August 08, 2006

    The liveliest and one of the most tuneful screen musical comedies that has come out of Hollywood.

    Time Out

    January 26, 2006

    Berkeley choreographs chorines and camera with mischievous dexterity.

    Classic Film and Television

    November 30, 2015

    Film benefits from great musical numbers and its portrait of the show's director, one of the few well-developed gay characters in a 1930's Hollywood film.


    September 02, 2012

    The careful building of the eye-level proscenium that's exploded by swooping cinematic music

    Clothes on Film

    June 17, 2009

    A deliciously funny musical; racy and light years ahead of its time.


    April 08, 2006

    Of Golden Age musicals, 42nd Street is about as close to the archetype as they come.

    Movie Metropolis

    March 22, 2006

    ...the film that practically invented every backstage musical cliché we know today...remains a remarkable achievement for a film over seven decades old.


    August 26, 2005

    42nd Street may not be the best backstage musical ever made, but it's certainly the most enjoyable and durable in appeal--find out why.

    Goatdog's Movies

    February 15, 2004

    The strength of a musical is its songs, and this film had a mixed bag.

    Ozus' World Movie Reviews

    January 11, 2004

    One can't say enough good things about what Busby Berkeley did for the musical.

    Empire Magazine

    April 21, 2003

    The result is an absolute spectacular. Not to be missed.

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