42nd Street

42nd Street
  • 1933
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • U
  • Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
  • Cast: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ruby Keeler, Guy Kibbee, Una Merkel, Ginger Rogers, Dick Powell, George E. Stone

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USA 1933, 89 mins, Musical, Comedy, Romance B&W, Cert A Director: Lloyd Bacon & Busby Berkeley Starring: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, Ruby Keeler, George Brent, Dick Powell, Ginger Rogers Set in New York in the depths of the Depression, 42nd Street follows a Broadway musical from casting call to opening night, when the leading lady twists her ankle and a young chorus girl (Ruby Keeler) stands in and steals the show. An instant and enduring classic, the film launched the Golden Age of Hollywood and is renowned for its dazzling routines – and the immortal line: “Sawyer, you’re going out a youngster but you’ve got to come back a star!”

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