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42nd Street (1933)

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89 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

When the leading lady of a Broadway musical breaks her ankle, she is replaced by a young unknown actress, who becomes the star of the show.
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Director
Writers
Rian James (screen play) | James Seymour (screen play) | Bradford Ropes (based on the novel by)
Cinematographer
Sol Polito (photography)
Editors
Thomas Pratt (edited by) | Frank Ware (edited by)
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Release date
Mar 11, 1933 (United States)

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78 cast members
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Warner Baxter
Julian Marsh Julian Marsh   See fewer
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Bebe Daniels
Dorothy Brock Dorothy Brock   See fewer
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George Brent
Pat Denning Pat Denning   See fewer
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Ruby Keeler
Peggy Sawyer Peggy Sawyer   See fewer
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Guy Kibbee
Abner Dillon Abner Dillon   See fewer
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Una Merkel
Lorraine Fleming Lorraine Fleming   See fewer
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Ginger Rogers
Ann Lowell Ann Lowell   See fewer
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Thomas Barry Thomas Barry   See fewer
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Dick Powell
Billy Lawler Billy Lawler   See fewer
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Allen Jenkins
Mac Elroy Mac Elroy   See fewer
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George E. Stone
Andy Lee Andy Lee   See fewer
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Harry Akst
Jerry (uncredited) Jerry (uncredited)   See fewer
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Loretta Andrews
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Marie Arbuckle
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Joan Barclay
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Muriel Barrett
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Louise Beavers
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Lynn Browning
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Edna Callahan
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Maxine Cantway
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Margaret Carthew
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Azelie Cecil
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Wallis Clark
Dr. Chadwick (uncredited) Dr. Chadwick (uncredited)   See fewer
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Virginia Dabney
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Mildred Dixon
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Al Dubin
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Ruth Eddings
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Patricia Ellis
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Estella Essex
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Renee Evans
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Dixie Francis
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June Glory
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Mary Halsey
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Shep Houghton
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Ann Hovey
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George Irving
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Alice Jans
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Evelyn Joice
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Gertrude Keeler
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Helen Keeler
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Tom Kennedy
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Milton Kibbee
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Margaret La Marr
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Jack La Rue
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Adele Lacy
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Charles Lane
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Lorena Layson
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Nancy Lyon
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Eve Marcy
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Clarence Nordstrom
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Dave O'Brien
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Rolfe Sedan
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Harry Seymour
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Jayne Shadduck
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7.4 / 10 | 10,961 votes