Footlight Parade

  • 1933
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Musical

Following its success with the blockbuster backstage musicals 42ND STREET and GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933, Warner Bros. launched this lavish production, with Cagney marvelous in the lead. He plays Chester Kent, a theatrical producer who finds himself unemployed after the advent of the Depression and talking pictures. The dogged Kent, however, sells his backers...read more

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Footlight Parade - Official Trailer
03:16 — James Cagney channels Busby Berkeley (who choreographs the stunning, kaleidoscopic dance routines) as a Broadway director who comes up with a scheme t (more…)

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Thu May 4 4:15pm
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Busby Berkeley musical extravaganza, with James Cagney doubling as both a Broadway show producer and a song-and-dance man whose livelihood is threatened by the advent of talkies. Dorothy Lamour (her film debut) and Ann Sothern appear as chorus girls.

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  • Review: Following its success with the blockbuster backstage musicals 42ND STREET and GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933, Warner Bros. launched this lavish production, with Cagney marvelous in the lead. He plays Chester Kent, a theatrical producer who finds himself unemployed a… (more)

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