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Year
1933
Runtime
89 min.
Director
Lloyd Bacon
Genres
Romance, Comedy, Musical
Rating *
7.6
Votes *
8,452
Checks
3,923
Favs
164
Dislikes
22
Favs/checks
4.2% (1:24)
Favs/dislikes
7:1
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  1. demagogo's avatar

    demagogo

    Even though I'm not a fan of musicals, I could appreciate the final dance sequence. Its choreography and shooting were p cool. 3 years 11 months ago
  2. Abdullah Ozu's avatar

    Abdullah Ozu

    delightful 6 years 3 months ago
  3. Jane_or_Debbie_I_cant_decide's avatar

    Jane_or_Debbie_I_cant_decide

    Great Movie! But favorite Busby Berkely movie by far for me is Roman Scandals. Check it out, especially the production done for "You can build a little home", done outside in a homeless park! Sample lyrics "It's not a palace, or a poorhouse, but the rent is absolutely free! This is my house, but it's your house, if you'll come and live with me". I thought the outdoor natural look of this movie superior to the typical 30's faux art deco design look. Also, I still think Harry Warren's work with Al Dubin was some of the best he ever did. Anyway, didn't intend to make this an ad for another movie. 42nd Street has wonderful music especially (Warren and Dubin again), and Ruby Keeler is one of a kind, including somewhat klunky dancing, a little thin but true voice, and an indescribable sweetness that let Busby to do a production number In Dames featuring hundreds of bigger than life size portraits of her, paraded to "I only have eyes for you." 4 weeks 1 day ago
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  1. This movie ranks #26 in BFI's 100 Film Musicals
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  2. This movie ranks #32 in Academy Award - Best Picture Nominees
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  3. This movie ranks #35 in A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese
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  4. This movie ranks #70 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  5. This movie ranks #89 in BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project
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  6. This movie ranks #132 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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  7. This movie ranks #207 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
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  8. This movie ranks #242 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
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  9. This movie ranks #293 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  10. This movie ranks #353 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  11. This movie ranks #702 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  12. This movie ranks #901 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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