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Footlight Parade (1933) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • Chester Kent produces musical comedies on the stage. With the beginning of the talkies era he changes to producing short musical prologues for movies. This is stressful to him, because he always needs new units and his rival is stealing his ideas. He can get an contract with a producer if he is able to stage in three days three new prologues. In spite of great problems, he does it.

    - Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>
  • Chester Kent, Broadway producer, is out of business because of talking pictures, so he starts producing musical "prologues" for movie theatres. Soon the search for new ideas is driving him crazy; his secretary pines with love for him; another secretary is pursued by his juvenile lead; and things get even worse when a spy sells Kent's ideas to a competitor. With some of Busby Berkeley's biggest dance numbers.

    - Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>
  • Chester Kent struggles against time, romance, and a rival's spy to produce spectacular live "prologues" for movie houses.

    - Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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