42nd Street


Release Date 1933-03-08
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42nd Street

42nd Street is a 1933 American Warner Bros. musical film directed by Lloyd Bacon with choreography by Busby Berkeley. The songs were written by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, and the script was written by Rian James and James Seymour, with Whitney Bolton, from the novel of the same name by Bradford Ropes. The film is a backstage musical, and was very successful at the box office. 42nd Street was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1934, and in 1998 it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". In 2006 this film ranked 13th on the American Film Institute's list of best musicals.

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Actors & Characters

Warner Baxter Warner Baxter Julian Marsh Julian Marsh
George Brent George Brent Pat Denning Pat Denning
Bebe Daniels Bebe Daniels Dorothy Brock Dorothy Brock
Ginger Rogers Ginger Rogers Ann 'Anytime Annie' Lowell Ann 'Anytime Annie' Lowell
Ruby Keeler Ruby Keeler Peggy Sawyer Peggy Sawyer
Dick Powell Dick Powell Billy Lawlor Billy Lawlor
Ned Sparks Ned Sparks Bert Barry Bert Barry
Allen Jenkins Allen Jenkins Mac Mac
Una Merkel Una Merkel Lorraine Flemming Lorraine Flemming
George E. Stone George E. Stone Andy Lee Andy Lee


Sol Polito Cinematography
Lloyd Bacon Director
Frank Ware Editor
Thomas Pratt Editor
Harry Warren Music
Al Dubin Music
Darryl F. Zanuck Producer
Hal B. Wallis Producer
Rian James Writer
Bradford Ropes Writer
James Seymour Writer