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42nd Street (film)

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42nd Street is a 1933 musical movie, set on the famous Manhattan street of that name, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. The script was written by Rian James and James Seymour, from the novel by Bradford Ropes. The film was directed by Lloyd Bacon.

The film is a fast-paced, backstage movie musical, one that changed the film musical forever and was so financially successful that it saved Warner Bros. studios from bankruptcy. Many decades later, in 1980, it was made into a hit stage musical by the same name.

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The film is a musical with a large cast, including Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ruby Keeler, Guy Kibbee, Una Merkel, Ginger Rogers, Ned Sparks and Dick Powell, among others.

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The film has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.

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