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Footlight Parade

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  Footlight Parade Review
Tookey's Rating
8 /10
Average Rating
8.07 /10
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
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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