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Busby Berkeley
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Total Titles at Criticker: 28 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Director (25) | Actor (3)
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Musicals Great Musicals: The Arthur Freed Unit at MGM (1996)
Documentary chronicling Arthur Freed and his unit's contribution to some of Hollywood's most memorable musicals. (imdb)
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The history of dance depicted on film. (imdb)
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Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)
The Wolves baseball team gets steamed when they find they've been inherited by one K.C. Higgins, a suspected "fathead" who intends to take an active interest in running the team. But K.C. turns outs to be a beautiful woman who really knows her baseball. Second baseman Dennis Ryan promptly falls in love. But his playboy roommate Eddie O'Brien has his own notions about how to treat the new lady owner and some unsavory gamblers have their own ideas about how to handle Eddie. (imdb)
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Cinderella Jones (1946)
Judy Jones, sings with a band and also works at an aircraft plant. She takes part in a "missing heirs" radio program and is discovered to be an heiress to a fortune. But the will provides that she must be married by a certain time or lose the inheritance. She then has to decide whether rivals-for-her-hand Tommy Coles or Bart Williams, loves her for herself or for her fortune. What's a girl to do? (imdb)
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Girl Crazy (1943)
Rich kid Danny Churchill (Rooney) has a taste for wine, women and song, but not for higher education. So his father ships him to an all-male college out West where there's not supposed to be a female for miles. But before Danny arrives, he spies a pair of legs extending out from under a stalled roadster. They belong to the Dean's granddaughter, Ginger Gray (Garland), who is more interested in keeping the financially strapped college open than falling for Danny's romantic line. (imdb)
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The Gang
A soldier falls for a chorus girl and then has trouble because he is posted to the Pacific. (imdb)
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For Me and My Gal (1942)
Set during WW I, Palmer and Hayden team up as vaudeville artists. Harry Palmer deliberately injures his hand to avoid being drafted to the army. Later, he makes up for this. WW I patriotism for a WW II audience, very sentimental, great musical episodes and songs. (imdb)
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Blonde Inspiration (1941)
Blonde Inspiration was one of the few non-musical directorial efforts of Busby Berkeley. MGM contract players John Shelton and Virginia Grey head the cast of this leisurely second-echelon comedy. Shelton plays a western novelist who is inspired to incredible productivity by buxom blonde Marion Martin. Trouble is, he writes more books than his publisher (Albert Dekker) can handle; thus, efforts are made to break up Shelton's romance--and that's where Grey comes in. (allmovie.com)
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Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
Three young women are discovered by legendary producer Florenz Ziegfeld. Their lives are changed forever.
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Babes on Broadway (1941)
After four months of floundering attempts to get into a Broadway show, Tommy Williams grasps the opportunity to produce a charity show to take city orphans on a trip to the country. With his new girlfriend, Penny, he and his young friends produce a musical. But Tommy lets potential success go to his head, ready to pitch his friends and his ideals. (imdb)
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Forty Little Mothers (1940)
A girls'-school teacher stumbles on an abandoned baby. (tcm.com)
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Strike Up the Band (1940)
Jimmy Connors and his girl-friend want to take part in Paul Whiteman's highschool's band contest, but they cannot afford the fare. But per chance the meet Paul Whiteman in person and are able to convince him, that their band is good enought, so he lents sem the money. But then one of their friends becomes seriously ill and had to be carried in a hospital per plane, they had to use Whiteman's money for this. (imdb)
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Fast and Furious (1939)
Joel and Garda Sloan, a husband and wife detective team, who also sell rare books in New York, take a vacation to Seaside City. At Seaside, Joel's pal, Mike Stevens is managing and preparing for their beauty pageant. Joel is made one of the judges plus he has invested $5,000 in it, to Garda's dismay. Eric Bartell, promoter, arrives to dupe Stevens. When Ed Connors, New York racketeer arrives, Bartell is mysteriously murdered. Joel and Garda set out to investigate the murder. (imdb)
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Babes in Arms (1939)
The struggle of two talented young artists, to make their own way in the show business. (imdb)
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They Made Me a Criminal (1939)
A boxer flees believing he has committed a murder while he was drunk. (imdb)
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Men Are Such Fools (1938)
Linda Lawrence rises from secretary to account executive in an advertising agency. She falls in love with ex-football star Jimmy Hall and marries him. Radio man Harry Galleon will push her career further if she will just be "nice" to him and, when Jimmy gets jealous, she quits in favor of life as a suburban housewife. But her career still calls to her. (imdb)
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Comet Over Broadway (1938)
Story of a rising stage star and the trouble she causes by her ambition. (imdb)
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Garden of the Moon (1938)
A duplicitous nightclub owner brings a struggling young band to fill in for the house orchestra.
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Hollywood Hotel (1937)
Ronny Bowers, a saxophonist in Benny Goodman's band has won a talent contest an got a ten week contract with a film studio... (imdb)
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The Go Getter (1937)
Billy Austin served on the crew of the USN airship Macon until it crashed at sea during a storm. In the hospital, the captain has given him a watch with the motto of the crew 'It Shall Be Done' inscribed on it. He was discharge from the Navy after losing one leg to the crash and now needs a job. As he knows lumber, he applies at the Rick's Lumbering Co. and persists by seeing both vice presidents and then Mr. Ricks. The President does hire him and his job is to sell the wood no one wants to buy. (imdb)
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Stage Struck (1936)
Broadway dance director George Randall (Dick Powell) is stuck with staging a Broadway show starring Peggy Revere (Joan Blondell), a wealthy but untalented performer who is starring only because she is backing the show. Tempers flare during rehearsals, but suave producer Fred Harris (Warren William) smooths things over by pretending to each combatant that each one secretly loves the other. Trouble is, Randall really has eyes for chorus girl Ruth Williams (Jeanne Madden). (imdb)
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Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936)
A group of insurance salesmen try to get into show business. (TCM.com)
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Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)
In a luxury hotel stage director Nicoleff stages a show to get the money to pay his bills. Mrs. Prentiss, who is backing the show wants her daughter Ann to marry the millionaire T. Mosely Thorpe, but Ann falls in love with Dick Curtis, while Dick's girl friend marries Ann's brother Humbolt. But the hotel secretary Betty knows a way to avoid dificulties with old Mrs. Prentiss. (imdb)
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I Live for Love (1935)
Though Busby Berkeley is the director of I Live for Love, there isn't a dancer or dance number anywhere to be seen. Dolores Del Rio stars as hot-tempered South American stage favorite Donna Alvarez, who is brought to America to headline a Broadway show. The film details the backstage romance between Donna and her handsome co-star Roger Kerry (played by Everett Marshall, an opera star who'd last been seen on-screen in 1930's Dixiana). (allmovie.com)
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Bright Lights (1935)
Joe and Fay Wilson are a happily married vaudeville team. But when a reporter discovers, that one of the chorus girls in the troop is a slightly excentric heiress, who bugs sometimes out to do something strange (e.g. being a chorus girl in vaudeville), the manager decides that Joe had to do is act on Broadway -with the heiress- and the heiress falls in love with him, his marriage is threatened. (imdb)
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Dames (1934)
Multi millionaire Ezra Ounce wants to start a campaign against 'filthy' forms of entertainment, like Broadway shows. He comes to his relatives' families and makes them members of his morale-boosting campaign. But Jimmy, another relative, is producing a show starring Ezra's nice Barbara... (imdb)
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Hollywood Newsreel (1934)
A potpourri of features involving Hollywood celebrities. The Columbia University football team, winner of the 1934 Rose Bowl game, visits the Warner Bros. Studios and is greeted by several stars; Margaret Lindsay, Guy Kibbee, and Dick Powell work at a gold mine; Joan Blondell, recovered from a recent illness, thanks her fans; songs from the movie Harold Teen (1934) are performed by the songwriters and the film's stars. (imdb)
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She Had to Say Yes (1933)
It is the bottom of the depression and Sol Glass has the idea that the girls in the stenographic department should be used to entertain the clients. Seems the clients are tiring of the regular fast and hard women and this would be a change that would allow the girls to go to dinners and see shows. Tom does not want his fiancée, Flo, to go out with clients until he needs her to close a contract with Daniel. After that, she finds that Tom is two timing her with Birdie so she goes out with Daniel. (imdb)
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