History Film / FootlightParade

9th Jan '17 3:08:55 PM LongTallShorty64
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Creator/JamesCagney stars as Chester Kent, a musical theater director whose career is greatly threatened by the invention of talking motion pictures. Kent, casting about for a means of saving his job, hits on the idea of creating live musical numbers to be shown as "prologues" to main features in movie theaters. Joan Blondell co-stars as his long-suffering secretary Nan Prescott, with Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell as two of his cast members.

to:

Creator/JamesCagney stars as Chester Kent, a musical theater director whose career is greatly threatened by the invention of talking motion pictures. Kent, casting about for a means of saving his job, hits on the idea of creating live musical numbers to be shown as "prologues" to main features in movie theaters. Joan Blondell Creator/JoanBlondell co-stars as his long-suffering secretary Nan Prescott, with Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell as two of his cast members.
20th Dec '16 6:57:48 AM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BusbyBerkeleyNumber: And they are impressive. As was typical for Berkeley, they are far more ornate than one would ever see on a stage, much less in a movie theater; WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief on the part of the audience is duly necessitated.

to:

* BusbyBerkeleyNumber: And they are impressive. As was typical for Berkeley, they are far more ornate than one would ever see on a stage, much less in a movie theater; once again, WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief on the part of the audience is duly necessitated.
20th Dec '16 6:57:22 AM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BusbyBerkeleyNumber: And they are impressive. As was typical for Berkeley, they are far more ornate than one would ever see on a stage, much less a movie theater.

to:

* BusbyBerkeleyNumber: And they are impressive. As was typical for Berkeley, they are far more ornate than one would ever see on a stage, much less in a movie theater.theater; WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief on the part of the audience is duly necessitated.



* VideoCredits: At the beginning, as was standard for Warner Bros. productions at that time.

to:

* VideoCredits: At the beginning, as was standard for Warner Bros. productions at that time.time?
20th Dec '16 6:53:23 AM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message





* VideoCredits: At the beginning, as was standard for Warner Brothers productions at that time.

to:

* VideoCredits: At the beginning, as was standard for Warner Brothers Bros. productions at that time.
19th Dec '16 10:18:08 PM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Yet another 1933 Creator/WarnerBros musical featuring songs by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, though this time the songs were divided between them and Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal.

to:

Yet another 1933 Creator/WarnerBros Warner Bros. musical featuring songs by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, though this time the songs were divided between them and Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal.
19th Dec '16 10:06:40 PM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Creator/JamesCagney stars as Chester Kent, a musical theater director whose career is greatly threatened by the invention of talking motion pictures. Kent, casting about for a means of saving his job, hits on the idea of creating live musical numbers to be shown as "prologues" to main features in movie theaters. Joan Blondell stars as his long-suffering secretary Nan Prescott, and Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell as some of his cast members.

to:

Creator/JamesCagney stars as Chester Kent, a musical theater director whose career is greatly threatened by the invention of talking motion pictures. Kent, casting about for a means of saving his job, hits on the idea of creating live musical numbers to be shown as "prologues" to main features in movie theaters. Joan Blondell stars co-stars as his long-suffering secretary Nan Prescott, and with Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell as some two of his cast members.
19th Dec '16 10:04:34 PM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Yet another 1933 Creator/WarnerBros musical featuring songs by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, though this time the songs were divided between them and Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal. It stars Creator/JamesCagney as stage musical director Chester Kent. Kent is a musical theater producer whose career is greatly threatened by the invention of talking motion pictures. Kent, casting about for a means of saving his job, hits on the idea of creating live musical numbers to be shown as "prologues" to main features in movie theaters. Joan Blondell stars as his long-suffering secretary Nan Prescott, and Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell as some of his cast members.

to:

Yet another 1933 Creator/WarnerBros musical featuring songs by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, though this time the songs were divided between them and Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal. It stars Kahal.

Creator/JamesCagney stars as stage musical director Chester Kent. Kent is Kent, a musical theater producer director whose career is greatly threatened by the invention of talking motion pictures. Kent, casting about for a means of saving his job, hits on the idea of creating live musical numbers to be shown as "prologues" to main features in movie theaters. Joan Blondell stars as his long-suffering secretary Nan Prescott, and Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell as some of his cast members.
13th Aug '16 2:52:15 PM jamespolk
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Yet another 1933 Creator/WarnerBros musical featuring songs by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, though this time the songs were divided between them and Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal. It stars Creator/JamesCagney as stage musical director Chester Kent. Kent is a musical theater producer whose career is greatly threatened by the invention of talking motion pictures. Kent, casting about for a means of saving his job, hits on the idea of creating live musical numbers to be shown as "prologues" to main features in movie theaters. Joan Blondell as his long-suffering secretary Nan Prescott, and Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell as some of his cast members.

to:

Yet another 1933 Creator/WarnerBros musical featuring songs by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, though this time the songs were divided between them and Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal. It stars Creator/JamesCagney as stage musical director Chester Kent. Kent is a musical theater producer whose career is greatly threatened by the invention of talking motion pictures. Kent, casting about for a means of saving his job, hits on the idea of creating live musical numbers to be shown as "prologues" to main features in movie theaters. Joan Blondell stars as his long-suffering secretary Nan Prescott, and Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell as some of his cast members.
24th Aug '15 3:48:41 AM gallium
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Yet another 1933 Creator/WarnerBros musical featuring songs by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, though this time the songs were divided between them and Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal. It stars Creator/JamesCagney as stage musical director Chester Kent, Joan Blondell as his long-suffering secretary Nan Prescott, and Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell as some of his cast members. In a failing business, they try to find success creating live musical numbers to be shown as "prologues" to main features in movie theaters.

to:

[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/footlight_parade_by_a_waterfall.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Who can resist a BusbyBerkeleyNumber?]]

Yet another 1933 Creator/WarnerBros musical featuring songs by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, though this time the songs were divided between them and Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal. It stars Creator/JamesCagney as stage musical director Chester Kent. Kent is a musical theater producer whose career is greatly threatened by the invention of talking motion pictures. Kent, casting about for a means of saving his job, hits on the idea of creating live musical numbers to be shown as "prologues" to main features in movie theaters. Joan Blondell as his long-suffering secretary Nan Prescott, and Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell as some of his cast members. In a failing business, they try to find success creating live musical numbers to be shown as "prologues" to main features in movie theaters.
members.



The movie that Kent's partners take him to see is a real film, ''The Telegraph Trail'', starring an obscure B-movie actor named Creator/JohnWayne.

to:

''Footlight Parade'' was directed by Lloyd Bacon, with Berkeley directing the giant musical numbers. The movie that Kent's partners take him to see is a real film, ''The Telegraph Trail'', starring an obscure B-movie actor named Creator/JohnWayne.
22nd Jul '14 7:41:50 AM gallium
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BusbyBerkeleyNumber: And they are impressive. As was typical for Berkeley, they are far more ornate than one would ever see on a stage, much less a movie theatre.

to:

* BlowingSmokeRings: Apolinaris the movie theater owner is doing this when Gould and Frazer are begging him to sign a contract.
* BusbyBerkeleyNumber: And they are impressive. As was typical for Berkeley, they are far more ornate than one would ever see on a stage, much less a movie theatre.theater.



* CurseCutShort

to:

* CurseCutShortCurseCutShort / LastSecondWordSwap



* LastSecondWordSwap: "I know Miss B- Rich, if you remember."


Added DiffLines:

* ObliviousToLove: Chester is amazingly slow to figure out that Nan is in love with him.


Added DiffLines:

* {{Yellowface}}: Keeler as "Shanghai Lil", as well as several of the other singers in the "Shanghai Lil" number.
This list shows the last 10 events of 14. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Film.FootlightParade