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Footlight Parade (1933)

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Footlight Parade

5 months, 4 weeks ago at May 3 2:55
Of Busby Berkeley’s three 1933 Warner Brothers films, I would place Footlight Parade in the bronze slot with Gold Diggers of 1933 in the gold and 42nd Street in silver. I suppose a lot of the enjoyment one gets out of Footlight Parade is your ability to stomach the likes of Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler in their blushing, virginal pairing roles. Frankly, I’d rather spend a lot more time with Jam... read more
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Description: FOOTLIGHT PARADE is sheer cinematic joy. In this Depression-era romp, a timid stenographer (Ruby Keeler) removes her glasses and—wow!—she’s a star. A gee-whiz tenor (Dick Powell) asserts his independence. Plucky chorines tap, greedy hangers-on get their comeuppances, and an indefatigable producer/dancer (James Cagney) and his girl Friday (Joan Blondell) work showbiz miracles to stage live prologues for talkie houses to keep their company afloat during hard times. “Honeymoon Hotel,” “By a Waterfall,” and “Shanghai Lil” are the shows, directed by Busby Berkeley and filled with imagination-bending sets, startling ... (more)
Release date: 21 October 1933
Tags: Musical (4), Mouse (3), Dance (3), Divorce (3), Romance (3), Blackmail (3), Comedy (3), Fraud (3), 1930s (2), Dancer (2), Rehearsal (2), Music (2), Audition (2), New York City (2), Hypocrisy (2), B&w (2), Drunkenness (2), Aquatic Dancing (1), Interrupted Cursing (1), Movie Theater (1)
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Footlight Parade

“Of Busby Berkeley’s three 1933 Warner Brothers films, I would place Footlight Parade in the bronze slot with Gold Diggers of 1933 in the gold and 42nd Street in silver. I suppose a lot of the enjoyment one gets out of Footlight Parade is your ability to stomach the likes of Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler in their blushing, virginal pairing roles. Frankly, I’d rather spend a lot more time with James Cagney’s scheming producer, Joan Blondell’s gal Friday, and the various contract players filling in the colorful supporting roles.   By this point, the less time I must spend watching Keeler’s off-beat dancing, all the better. Same with Powell’s perpetually erect chipmunk routine. Powell was much better as darker characters where his bland, wholesome looks stood in contrast to the ma” read more

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