Footlight Parade
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The last--and to some aficionados, the best--of choreographer Busby Berkeley's three Warner Bros. efforts of 1933, Footlight Parade stars James Cagney as a Broadway musical comedy producer. Cagney is unceremoniously put out of business when talking pictures arrive. To keep his head above water, Jimmy hits upon a swell idea: he'll stage musical "prologues" for movie theatres, then ship them out to the various picture palaces in New York. Halfway through the picture, Cagney is obliged to assemble three mammoth prologues and present them back-to-back in three different theatres.… More
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"It's the third successful teaming of choreographer Busby Berkeley with stars Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"generates laughs at a criminal rate"
‑ Chris Cabin, Filmcritic.com
"Not the best of the Berkeley Warner musicals, but close."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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