42nd StreetDespire 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...
Actors of "42nd Street"
Characters of "42nd Street"
Directors of "42nd Street"
Lloyd BaconBirthdate: 4 December 1889, San Jose, California, USA
Creators of "42nd Street"
Rian JamesBirthdate: 3 October 1899, Eagle Pass, Texas, USA
James SeymourBirthdate: 23 April 1895, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Critic Reviews of "42nd Street"
Chicago ReaderOctober 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 TimesAugust 08, 2006
The liveliest and one of the most tuneful screen musical comedies that has come out of Hollywood.
Time OutJanuary 26, 2006
Berkeley choreographs chorines and camera with mischievous dexterity.
Classic Film and TelevisionNovember 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.
CinePassionSeptember 02, 2012
The careful building of the eye-level proscenium that's exploded by swooping cinematic music
Clothes on FilmJune 17, 2009
A deliciously funny musical; racy and light years ahead of its time.
Filmcritic.comApril 08, 2006
Of Golden Age musicals, 42nd Street is about as close to the archetype as they come.
Movie MetropolisMarch 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.
EmanuelLevy.ComAugust 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 MoviesFebruary 15, 2004
The strength of a musical is its songs, and this film had a mixed bag.
Ozus' World Movie ReviewsJanuary 11, 2004
One can't say enough good things about what Busby Berkeley did for the musical.
Empire MagazineApril 21, 2003
The result is an absolute spectacular. Not to be missed.
Gallery of "42nd Street"