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Julian Marsh, an sucessful Broadway director, produces a new show, inspite of his poor health. The money comes from a rich old man, who is in love with the star of the show, Dorothy Brock. But she doesn't reply his love, because she is still in love with her old partner. (imdb)

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Jan 09 cengaveri
75T6
Dec 20, 2017 Systematicer
60T5
Dec 08, 2017 CMWL
1T6
Dec 06, 2017 Erenov Erenov
80T6
Nov 29, 2017 Cocoa
50T3
Nov 17, 2017 teaty666 teaty666
70T9
Oct 29, 2017 Lilarcor Lilarcor
76T6
Oct 13, 2017 DizzyLizzy DizzyLizzy
85T8
Oct 12, 2017 Jonrock411
9T10
Oct 12, 2017 thornsofsky
70T5
Sep 09, 2017 Arberwaticus
86T5
Sep 08, 2017 MPotter37
85T8
Aug 09, 2017 SlrSoapbox SlrSoapbox
60T3
Some of the kaleidoscopic camera work is quite remarkable, but the plot is really flimsy and rather fucked up.
Jul 14, 2017 bones_r
70T6
Jul 05, 2017 haljordan2 haljordan2
1T6
Jul 05, 2017 girlfriday girlfriday
85T5
Jun 07, 2017 Maaxwell Maaxwell
70T6
May 28, 2017 crtsjffrsn
70T8
May 24, 2017 chineyman chineyman
63T5
Apr 30, 2017 TheMarkle
80T9
Apr 23, 2017 skeeter20
68T7
Apr 13, 2017 kupfertj
71T5
Apr 12, 2017 letterboxdvo letterboxdvo
36T7
Mar 31, 2017 tommy_leazaq
70T8
Mar 11, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
70T8
Mar 02, 2017 TimeCapsule TimeCapsule
83T8
A charming movie about the production of a musical that happens to have a small musical at the end. A movie about stage musicals and their production can become a little too meta or inside baseball for the uninitiated. However, the interesting cast of characters and simple but sweet plot was entertaining enough as a story before the dessert of the musical numbers. The star of the movie is the final numbers, but the rest of the films has a surprising amount of laughs and enough heart to be a win
Feb 14, 2017 Gorchakov Gorchakov
45T5
Feb 10, 2017 jsa86_86
50T2
Feb 08, 2017 DolphinSpurs
90T8
Jan 14, 2017 cshadows2887
92T9
Jan 13, 2017 mjbreuer
81T9
Jan 08, 2017 Buff
50T8
Jan 02, 2017 Tarris1
75T6
Dec 27, 2016 Stera Stera
41T5
Dec 22, 2016 Mr_Saturn Mr. Saturn
83T7
Dec 15, 2016 joiken
60T3
Nov 24, 2016 gregmnewman
80T7
Nov 17, 2016 Ronin22
66T8
Nov 07, 2016 asxyninja asxyninja
65T3
Oct 27, 2016 jerrywarton
72T8
Oct 21, 2016 imdbtv
77T8
Oct 18, 2016 bybrt bybrt
80T8
Oct 10, 2016 Malcym
7T8
Aug 24, 2016 FilmStar**
95T8
Aug 22, 2016 Cakebaker
78T4
Jul 25, 2016 anaconda_406 anaconda-406
70T6
Jul 09, 2016 porzano porzano
42T3
Jul 04, 2016 Col_Needham
70T6
Jul 04, 2016 MrWhiplash
100T9
Jun 30, 2016 bal3x bal3x
60T5
May 17, 2016 inmate inmate
76T5
May 16, 2016 WBadger WBadger
39T4
Apr 27, 2016 caffe
67T4
The last 15 minutes are such an all time great musical delight that you kind of forget the first 75 are little more than a pleasant distraction that really isn't all that funny. However it's one of those pre-Code movies that plays so fast and loose with implicit and explicit sexuality that you really wonder what the next 30 years of American cinema would have looked like if not for Hays.
Apr 26, 2016 twijfel twijfel
60T4
Apr 17, 2016 sahume2029 ()
72T7
Apr 13, 2016 PetrosTser PetrosTser
70T6
"42nd Street" is a very pleasant musical, a big part of which isn't about musical numbers but plot and character evolution. There are times that it isn't quite clear who the protagonist is, if there is one, and that works to the film's merit: the main roles all get their stories told in turns. From an acting perspective Warner Baxter shines as the sick, shouting but committed director. Lastly, Busby Berkeley's musical numbers during the finale are marvelous and will please all fans of the genre.
Mar 19, 2016 waffenschmid
55T1
Feb 20, 2016 Henrik Henrik
60T4
Feb 18, 2016 chair39
60T8
Feb 01, 2016 DougieD
65T3
Jan 24, 2016 Patryk
63T4
Jan 14, 2016 groovymovie
40T2
Dec 28, 2015 thundercat
80T8
Dec 24, 2015 GarthLandow
85T8
Dec 23, 2015 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
38T8
Dec 18, 2015 jaguarshark
90T6
Dec 14, 2015 robot2xl robot2xl
73T6
Dec 13, 2015 sacmersault sacmersault
83T9
Dec 11, 2015 future42
70T6
Dec 08, 2015 Meowfresh Meowfresh
100T10
Nov 29, 2015 CosmicMonkey CosmicMonkey
83T8
The ending is grand and catchy and spectacular and campy beyond belief and I love it, it's so good in fact it mostly makes up for the mediocre film that precedes it. Pretty much the first great Hollywood Musical. -3 for a brief use of brownface.
Nov 29, 2015 RodopLu
67T6
Nov 27, 2015 coroner
90T10
Nov 22, 2015 bhoyo
70T3
Nov 18, 2015 IndyFan12 IndyFan12
80T5
Nov 11, 2015 maksler maksler
70T5
Oct 04, 2015 leru
80T7
Oct 04, 2015 genorae genorae
70T5
Sep 28, 2015 frg frg
8T8
Jul 19, 2015 WilliamOTyle
70T6
Jul 15, 2015 thirdeye42
78T9
Jun 25, 2015 BigEvil Nathan S
5T10
Classic and quintessential. Cosmopolitan and escapist to be sure, but commendably brings the glamor and decadence of show business down to a human level. And then it bursts into rhythmic bliss. The final act is an astonishing feat of song and dance, cinematography and editing. Just an absolutely delightful film, with a few catchy tunes and a bit of pre-code sauciness.
May 29, 2015 JakeAesthete JakeAesthete
27T3
Lots of Ruby Keeler being super cute at least, but otherwise pretty dull. Not even the Berkeley numbers felt all that inspired (relatively speaking), and i'm not sure how much this was even trying to be funny.
May 18, 2015 zetes
80T7
May 18, 2015 dglink
90T9
May 13, 2015 preppy-3
100T10
May 10, 2015 jrmoviemania
70T7
May 10, 2015 boothmillard
90T10
May 03, 2015 schnofel schnofel
44T3
May 02, 2015 supergloo supergloo
7T5
Apr 29, 2015 ferguson
70T6
Apr 28, 2015 imagemo
88T9
Apr 24, 2015 si-sak
90T10
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
80T6
Apr 16, 2015 loosecanons loosecanons
3T3
Apr 03, 2015 badjuice bad_juice
70T10
Mar 02, 2015 10kfilms
80T8
Feb 17, 2015 worleyjamers
70T7
Feb 12, 2015 ArloJWiley
60T4
Jan 17, 2015 Saintpumpkin
100T9
Jan 15, 2015 metaller
70T6
Jan 02, 2015 Mr_Mxyzptlk Mr. Mxyzptlk
100T6
Dec 25, 2014 zomgmouse
100T10
Nov 24, 2014 dourface dourface
70T7
Nov 07, 2014 themadelf66 themadelf66
68T4
Nov 06, 2014 Xanadont Xanadont
5T9
There may be better more profound works of art in the world of cinema, but few are as enjoyable as 42nd Street. There is too much eye candy in this film, Berkeley's kaleidoscopetic choreography and the creation small set transforming into of a life size replica of Manhattan'S 42nd Street along with some of Dubin & Warren's best songs. If you can't handle early musical 30's film acting (it's an acquired taste), watch at least the last act online to see the spectacle.
Sep 17, 2014 angela79at
70T8
Sep 16, 2014 RavynLoony RavynLoony
100T10
Sep 13, 2014 Kvist
70T7
Sep 12, 2014 sirphibes sirphibes
88T10
Aug 03, 2014 jackinthebox jackinthebox
90T10
Jul 21, 2014 Molly Jones
85T7
Jul 16, 2014 wetwillies wetwillies
80T4
My first Busby Berkeley movie and for a while I was wondering, "What's the big deal?" then we got to last twenty minutes and I thought, "There's the big deal!" Some incredible stuff going on there, for sure.
Jul 02, 2014 Scarface Scarface
60T4
Jun 29, 2014 Fuentissimo Fuentissimo
40T4
Jun 03, 2014 cayh
70T6
Jun 01, 2014 themagician
70T6
May 26, 2014 Aira Aira
60T2
May 22, 2014 kafka1325 kafka1325
60T6
May 14, 2014 PatsLondon Pats_London
84T7
Apr 05, 2014 SickForay SickForay
78T8
Apr 03, 2014 Nathan Nathan
77T7
Mar 03, 2014 teafflives teafflives
97T10
Feb 23, 2014 Adobe Slats
76T8
Feb 14, 2014 Mulholland Mulholland
70T7
Feb 13, 2014 robixsmash
70T6
Feb 10, 2014 naghi_1362
95T8
Jan 11, 2014 Raf Raf
50T5
Jan 10, 2014 MMAlpha MMAlpha
60T3
Dec 01, 2013 funkybusnss funkybusnss
65T5
Dec 01, 2013 joachimt joachimt
80T9
Nov 27, 2013 HVM
70T6
Nov 15, 2013 Adam_P_D Adam P-D
20T2
Oct 29, 2013 PassTheSalt PassTheSalt
75T8
Sep 18, 2013 jjackson80
64T7
Sep 16, 2013 Limdebois Limdebois
90T10
Sep 02, 2013 GrimsChild GrimsChild
55T7
Aug 30, 2013 Marbor Marte Olsen
78T7
Aug 28, 2013 mitchelly mitchelly
84T5
Aug 16, 2013 monoglot
50T4
Aug 16, 2013 remusclaw
75T4
Aug 15, 2013 bluesman bluesman
85T9
Aug 14, 2013 Barkinson
70T9
Aug 10, 2013 Sheldrake Sheldrake
60T6
Aug 07, 2013 zspyry zspyry
6T5
Aug 05, 2013 willow
77T7
Jul 29, 2013 huftis
60T2
Jul 03, 2013 johnny6 johnny6
90T7
Jun 27, 2013 mallamp
70T6
Jun 25, 2013 maddriver52
84T8
Jun 02, 2013 t-h-o-r
60T9
Jun 01, 2013 donkeyjelly donkeyjelly
80T8
May 20, 2013 cfk cfk
7T7
May 08, 2013 ecalder ecalder
41T1
May 05, 2013 betorocha betorocha
89T10
Apr 24, 2013 Ibetolis1 Ibetolis1
84T2
Apr 20, 2013 kritof
80T4
Apr 16, 2013 pjdevitt
83T6
Mar 18, 2013 Cronos
60T6
Mar 14, 2013 rant1229 rant1229
81T10
Mar 14, 2013 wokelstein wokelstein
29T1
Feb 14, 2013 PUNQ
80T10
Veteran stars such as Warner Baxter and Bebe Daniels give strong performances in the main roles as the story starts, but it's the young and fresh cast of Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler that ends up taking this one home, and starts off a successful succession of musicals for the two. This one had a impressive cast regardless as nearly everyone that had a part here was, is or became a star at one point or another. Ginger Rogers, Una Merkel, Guy Kibbee and George E. Stone was excellent in their parts.
Jan 31, 2013 finney28
50T3
Jan 30, 2013 sergebarber sergebarber
3T8
Jan 18, 2013 DinnyPregs
60T2
Jan 05, 2013 ps.
100T8
Jan 02, 2013 dzawski
67T3
Dec 13, 2012 Sinemaestro Amadeus
80T10
another backstage story. final show and Busby Berkeley's choreography are amazing.
Dec 08, 2012 Chr_Bach Chr. Bach
70T6
Nov 19, 2012 OwenE73
74T9
Oct 29, 2012 Ronin21
78T7
Oct 28, 2012 Vmfs
7T6
Oct 27, 2012 judsonlady
50T2
Oct 18, 2012 gwynplaine gwynplaine
80T6
Oct 12, 2012 fuzzleshnops fuzzleshnops
68T4
The first half was pretty horrible.
Sep 03, 2012 roujin roujin
60T6
ruby keeler reminds me of anna faris
Aug 26, 2012 1strong
64T6
Aug 26, 2012 bob thrillin
92T9
Aug 26, 2012 mannylage mannylage
94T7
Aug 22, 2012 Timon88 Timon88
73T8
Jul 29, 2012 Pickpocket Pickpocket
7T7
Dat ending. Mostly enjoyable, kinda hokey at times though. The dance numbers are really fun to watch but the dialogue is often bad, yet the story is actually better than most musicals. Dick Powell was pretty awesome and nice supporting role for Ginger Rogers.
Jul 29, 2012 B_Side B-Side
70T5
Jul 25, 2012 Timmer
76T8
Jul 20, 2012 e-ball
68T5
Jul 05, 2012 PDMChubby PDMChubby
82T8
Jun 23, 2012 ZapperLife ZapperLife
73T9
Jun 11, 2012 JM1138
74T8
Jun 08, 2012 Mochard Mochard
44T2
May 31, 2012 debaser1985
82T10
May 29, 2012 Babb Carbo-Ken
70T5
Singing n' dancing. Not my kind of party, but I enjoyed the backstage drama and a couple of the well choreographed acts.
May 09, 2012 dbentien
70T7
Apr 21, 2012 nrm4
70T8
Apr 09, 2012 lineuphere lineuphere
75T6
Apr 09, 2012 bnilsen23
80T6
Mar 20, 2012 bupp bupp
75T7
Feb 10, 2012 gofishdino
64T4
Feb 02, 2012 pzingg
83T4
Jan 30, 2012 payens payens
86T8
Jan 19, 2012 kistimo
77T6
Jan 06, 2012 LRibeiro
69T4
Dec 27, 2011 Komond Komond
60T6
Dec 10, 2011 dcatcher dcatcher
60T5
Nov 30, 2011 theyshoot11
75T6
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Oct 31, 2011 Veterini Veterini
79T7
Oct 07, 2011 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
66T8
Oct 04, 2011 jocimarjr jocimarjr
90T8
Oct 03, 2011 Bacchanalian Bacchanalian
89T10
Sep 06, 2011 manymoons manymoons
74T5
Aug 29, 2011 strangelime
95T10
Aug 17, 2011 netsirhc
7T7
Aug 05, 2011 synthono
70T2
Aug 03, 2011 Warren Warren
93T10
Jul 03, 2011 driscarpin driscarpin
89T9
Jun 25, 2011 green_man Edson Abas
56T5
May 09, 2011 oskarhu oskarhu
73T3
Apr 12, 2011 FlixR8rRedux
70T5
Apr 10, 2011 trailblazers
7T7
Mar 31, 2011 NRM01
67T8
Mar 24, 2011 undinum undinum
80T7
Mar 15, 2011 stacia stacia
95T9
Mar 09, 2011 FlixR8r FlixR8r
70T7
Mar 01, 2011 mightysparks mightysparks
60T7
Feb 24, 2011 keskin keskin
70T6
Feb 14, 2011 edaz
94T9
Feb 12, 2011 OfTheAllies OfTheAllies
60T5
Feb 06, 2011 michiuff michiuff
4T3
Jan 27, 2011 PerryStroika PerryStroika
65T7
Dec 25, 2010 superkell89
90T8
Dec 11, 2010 auhasarderik auhasarderik
6T4
Dec 10, 2010 kastenm kastenm
68T5
Nov 07, 2010 bentien
69T8
Oct 20, 2010 SeanBerndorff SeanBerndorff
75T7
Oct 19, 2010 screentime
78T9
Oct 02, 2010 onetwothree
60T7
Oct 01, 2010 mandy mandy
5T3
Although this contains quite a few things of interest the Busby Berkely numbers, the appearance of Ginger Rogers, Shuffle off to Buffalo etc overall it seemed quite dated and not the best of its kind.
Sep 22, 2010 Al Chambers
80T3
Sep 20, 2010 louiselyrio louiselyrio
78T5
Sep 19, 2010 aaa
90T7
Sep 17, 2010 tyoda
60T7
Aug 30, 2010 jorge
70T6
Aug 11, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
77T8
Jun 20, 2010 nminichino nminichino
70T7
Jun 01, 2010 ILikeMovies
75T7
May 13, 2010 irma_vep
100T7
May 12, 2010 Outsyder
50T1
May 02, 2010 Hopscotch Hopscotch
93T10
I have no idea how that musical they made was supposed to work as a story, but the songs were catchy, Ruby Keeler is a button, and Powell is a cheese ball; so I guess it doesn't really matter. The way it pokes fun at the publics view of directing is hilarious.
Apr 08, 2010 comanchex
80T7
Mar 17, 2010 NoSex NoSex
70T5
Mar 11, 2010 darkman darkman
78T8
Great show at the end.
Mar 11, 2010 KasperL KasperL
60T6
Busby Berkely is a genius. His choreography is magnificent. Otherworldly, even. That said, this being considered the quintessential backstage-musical, it has disappointingly little song and dance. Most of the movie is below-average screwball/comedy routines. Watch the "I'm Young and Healthy" dance number on YouTube instead.
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