Reviewin’ the Box: Dames (1934) on DVD

A note from Lindsey: If you’re interested in seeing this film and can’t find a used copy of Dames alone, it’s also available in The Busby Berkeley Collection boxed set (which I am forever lusting after) and TCM’s Greatest Classic Films: Busby Berkeley set. I’m 99.999% sure that the copy I picked up from the library is a singled-out version of the one that appears … Continue reading Reviewin’ the Box: Dames (1934) on DVD

Footlight Parade (1933)

Chester Kent has been flopping on Broadway, so it’s time for a slight career change. He gets a new gig as the creator of prologues, which are performed in movie theaters before the feature presentation. Chester comes up with the brilliant idea of staging prologues that can be shown around the country, at any theater. In order to impress the theater circuit interested in his … Continue reading Footlight Parade (1933)

42nd Street (1933)

The depression has hit, and Broadway producers Jones and Barry are putting on a musical. Dorothy Brock (Bebe Daniels), who is dating the show’s financial backer Abner Dillon (Guy Kibbee), is set to star. A hit director, Julian Marsh (Warner Baxter), is hired. With all signs pointing toward success, and the crew begins holding rehearsals to choose the rest of the cast. But of course, … Continue reading 42nd Street (1933)