Renowned Broadway producer/director Julian Marsh is hired to put together a new musical revue. It's being financed by Abner Dillon to provide a starring vehicle for his girlfriend, songstress Dorothy Brock. Marsh, who is quite ill, is a difficult task master working long hours and continually pushing the cast to do better. When Brock breaks her ankle one of the chorus girls, Peggy Sawyer, gets her big chance to be the star. She also finds romance along the way.Written by
The establishing shot of Dorothy Brock's (Bebe Daniels) hotel door, on the night before the big opening, clearly shows her to be in room 831, yet, when she throws everyone out of her rooms a few minutes later, the door number is 284. See more »
Male Dancer, holding Una Merkel on his knee: "Hey, what are you sitting on?"
Una: "A flagpole."
The DVD is fabulous. It's so clear you can notice that, while the contract for the show lists an August date, the New Yorker magazine Bebe Daniels is reading in one of the first scenes is the premiere issue, dated February 1932.
I don't understand why they'd give Keeler, who displayed a perfectly good set of feet throughout practice and in "Shuffle Off," such a clunky number to perform (at half tempo) in "42nd Street." She looks like lead weights are attached to her feet.
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