Poster

42nd Street ()


Reference View | Change View


A director puts on what may be his last Broadway show and, at the last moment, a naive newcomer has to replace the star.

Director:
Awards:
Reviews:

Photos and Videos

Cast verified as complete

Edit
...
Julian Marsh
...
Dorothy Brock
...
Pat Denning
...
Peggy Sawyer
...
Abner Dillon
...
Lorraine Fleming
...
Ann Lowell
...
Thomas Barry
...
Billy Lawler
...
Mac Elroy
...
Terry
...
Jones
...
Andy Lee
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Akst ...
Jerry (uncredited)
...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Muriel Barrett ...
Chorus girl (uncredited)
...
Pansy - Dorothy's Maid (uncredited)
...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Margaret Carthew ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Wallis Clark ...
Dr. Chadwick (uncredited)
...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Al Dubin ...
Stout Songwriter (uncredited)
...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
...
Secretary (uncredited)
Renee Evans ...
Extra on Stage (uncredited)
...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
...
Extra on Stage (uncredited)
...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Shep Houghton ...
Chorus Boy (uncredited)
...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
...
House Doctor (uncredited)
...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Evelyn Joice ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Gertrude Keeler ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Helen Keeler ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
...
Slim Murphy (uncredited)
...
News Spreader (uncredited)
...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
...
Mug with Murphy (uncredited)
...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
...
Author of 'Pretty Lady' (uncredited)
...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Eve Marcy ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
...
Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Clarence Nordstrom ...
Groom in 'Shuffle Off to Buffalo' Number (uncredited)
...
Chorus Boy (uncredited)
...
Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Agnes Ray ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
...
Chorus (uncredited)
...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Cliff Saum ...
Dimmer Board Operator (uncredited)
Rolfe Sedan ...
Extra on Stage (uncredited)
Harry Seymour ...
Aide (uncredited)
...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
The Sizzlers ...
Singing Policemen (uncredited)
...
Geoffrey Warning (uncredited) (voice)
Grace Tobin ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
The Village Barn Hill Billies ...
The Village Barn Hill Billies (uncredited)
...
Concerned Actor (uncredited)
...
Short Songwriter (uncredited)
...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Dorothy White ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
...
Blonde in 'Young and Healthy' Number (uncredited)

Directed by

Edit
Lloyd Bacon

Written by

Edit
Rian James ... (screen play) &
James Seymour ... (screen play)
 
Bradford Ropes ... (based on the novel by)
 
Whitney Bolton ... (contributor to treatment) (uncredited)

Produced by

Edit
Darryl F. Zanuck ... producer (uncredited)

Cinematography by

Edit
Sol Polito ... (photography)

Film Editing by

Edit
Thomas Pratt ... (edited by)
Frank Ware ... (edited by)

Art Direction by

Edit
Jack Okey

Costume Design by

Edit
Orry-Kelly ... (gowns)

Makeup Department

Edit
Perc Westmore ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Edit
Gordon Hollingshead ... assistant director (uncredited)
Arthur Lueker ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Sound Department

Edit
Nathan Levinson ... sound (uncredited)
Dolph Thomas ... sound (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Edit
George Baxter ... still photographer (uncredited)
Mike Joyce ... second camera (uncredited)
Buddy Longworth ... still photographer (uncredited)
Harold Noyes ... chief grip (uncredited)
Scotty Welbourne ... still photographer (uncredited)
George Whittemore ... chief electrician (uncredited)

Music Department

Edit
Al Dubin ... words and music by
Leo F. Forbstein ... conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra
Harry Warren ... words and music by
Arthur L. Frantz ... french horn musician (uncredited)
Ray Heindorf ... music arranger (uncredited)

Other crew

Edit
Busby Berkeley ... creator: dances and ensembles / stager: dances and ensembles
S. Charles Einfeld ... general press agent (uncredited)
Hal B. Wallis ... supervisor (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

Production Companies

Edit

Distributors

Edit

Special Effects

Edit

Other Companies

Edit

Storyline

Edit
Plot Summary

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 garykmcd

Plot Keywords
Taglines OK. Say, Jones and Barry are doin' a show! - That's great. Jones and Barry are doin' a show. See more »
Genres
Parents Guide View content advisory »
Certification

Additional Details

Edit
Also Known As
  • Forty-Second Street (United States)
  • 42ème rue (France)
  • Die 42. Straße (Germany)
  • La calle 42 (Spain)
  • Shi-ju-ni-ban machi (Japan)
  • See more »
Runtime
  • 89 min
Country
Language
Color
Aspect Ratio
Sound Mix
Filming Locations

Box Office

Budget $439,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Edit
Trivia The film was so financially successful that it saved Warner Brothers from bankruptcy. See more »
Goofs The opening credits say "COPYRIGHT MCMXXXIII [1933]," but the closing credits say "COPYRIGHT MCMXXXII [1932]". See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Musical Memories (1946). See more »
Soundtracks Forty-Second Street See more »
Quotes Julian Marsh: Sawyer, you listen to me, and you listen hard. Two hundred people, two hundred jobs, two hundred thousand dollars, five weeks of grind and blood and sweat depend upon you. It's the lives of all these people who've worked with you. You've got to go on, and you've got to give and give and give. They've got to like you. Got to. Do you understand? You can't fall down. You can't because your future's in it, my future and everything all of us have is staked on you. All right, now I'm through, but you keep your feet on the ground and your head on those shoulders of yours and go out, and Sawyer, you're going out a youngster but you've got to come back a star!
See more »

Contribute to This Page


Recently Viewed