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Film: Footlight Parade
Yet another 1933 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. It stars James Cagney 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.

This is, of course, all just an excuse for big Busby Berkeley Numbers.

Provides Examples Of:

Gold Diggers of 1933Films of the 1930sThe Invisible Man
FolliesThe MusicalForbidden Broadway
Big BusinessNational Film RegistryDouble Indemnity

alternative title(s): Footlight Parade
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