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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
- 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.
Fresh: Berkeley choreographs chorines and camera with mischievous dexterity.
Fresh: The result is an absolute spectacular. Not to be missed.
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?
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.
- Genre: Musicals
- Released: 1933
- © 1933 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.