Director: Busby Berkeley, Lloyd Bacon Run Time: 89 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 1933
Starring: Bebe Daniels, Dick Powell, George Brent, Ginger Rogers, Una Merkel, Warner Baxter
While Warners might have a reputation as ‘the house that gangsters built,’ they also had a flourishing line-up of musicals in the 1930s and fostered the genius cinematic choreographer Busby Berkeley. 42ND STREET, the quintessential backstage musical, was Berkeley’s first major hit for the studio.