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As part of a publicity campaign for the film 42nd Street (1933), Warner Bros. studios, with the assistance of the General Electric Company, assembled a 7-car train they called "The 42nd. ... See full summary »

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As part of a publicity campaign for the film 42nd Street (1933), Warner Bros. studios, with the assistance of the General Electric Company, assembled a 7-car train they called "The 42nd. Street Special". With numerous Warner Bros. contract stars as passengers, the train made a tour across the USA. It was scheduled to make stops in more than 100 cities, ending in Washington, DC for the March 1933 inauguration of 'Franklin Delano Roosevelt'. This short film records the send-off for this trip in Los Angeles. Using a microphone set up on the rear platform of the last car, several people addressed the crowd attending the event. Those making remarks include performers, studio executives, and the mayor of Los Angeles. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Included in Warner Home Video's 2006 6-disc DVD release "The Busby Berkeley Collection". See more »

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1 January 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

42nd Street Special, The (1932)

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This co-production between Warner and GE was meant to highlight the movie 42ND STREET as the stars of the film (and studio) would jump on a train and take it from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. with a hundred stops along the way. Leo Carillo, Claire Dodd, Bette Davis, Preston Foster, Lyle Talbot, Darryl Zanuck and Jack Warner are just a few of the famous faces that appear here. This promotional short runs a brief six-minutes and the quality of the film really hasn't stood up well over time. Not only is the promotional stuff quite boring but so is the actual sound quality as quite often it's hard to understand what the speakers are saying. The film, I guess, does a good job at its goal, which is to make people interested in the film but only die hard fans will really need to watch this.


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