iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview, buy, or rent movies, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download

42nd Street

  NR Closed Captioning

Lloyd Bacon

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download this movie.

About the Movie

When the leading lady of a Broadway musical breaks her ankle, she is replaced by a young unknown actress, who becomes the star of the show.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

TOMATOMETER

95%
  • Reviews Counted: 22
  • Fresh: 21
  • Rotten: 1
  • Average Rating: 7.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The liveliest and one of the most tuneful screen musical comedies that has come out of Hollywood. – Mordaunt Hall, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: Berkeley choreographs chorines and camera with mischievous dexterity. – Geoff Andrew, Time Out, Oct 16, 2007

Fresh: The result is an absolute spectacular. Not to be missed. – Angie Errigo, Empire Magazine, Dec 1, 2008

Read More About This Movie On Rotten Tomatoes

Customer Reviews

Perfect!

This movie is a gem. Expertly done as only black and white can do. This movie was what the 1980 hit Broadway musical, 42nd Street, was based off of. There's a richness to the film that makes you wonder what it would have been in color. A classic for everyone.

Busby Berkeley at His Best

Girl crazy master choreographer and 200 dancers! Fluffy plot! What more do you need?

Surrealistic Masterpiece

Sure it's got classic songs and story line, but the dance numbers are creative, dynamic and some of the best "dream" sequences in film history. Beats any modern digital movie fantasy world with real humans in it.