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Footlight Parade

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  Footlight Parade Review
Tookey's Rating
8 /10
 
Average Rating
8.07 /10
 
Starring
James Cagney , Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler
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Directed by: Lloyd Bacon, William Keighley, Busby Berkeley
Written by: Manuel Seff, James Seymour

 
 
 
Released: 1933
   
Genre: MUSICAL
COMEDY
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: BW
   
Length: 102
 
 


 

A theatrical producer (James Cagney) has big ideas during the Depression.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Forget the thin, episodic plot and just enjoy James Cagney’s acting, sing and dancing. Director-choreographer Busby Berkeley contributes some of his most memorable production numbers: Honeymoon Hotel, Shanghai Lil, and (best of all) By a Waterfall , which is virtually a definition of kitsch.

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