Julian Marsh (Warner Baxter), a successful Broadway director, produces a new show, in spite of his poor health. The money comes from a rich older man, who is in love with the star of the show, Dorothy Brock. But Dorothy (Bebe Daniels) doesn't respond to his love, because she's still in love with her old partner. On the night before the premiere, Dorothy breaks her ankle and Peggy Sawyer (Ruby Keeler), one of the chorus girls, must take over. Nominated for Best Picture, the film features great production numbers including "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" and "42nd Street".
PRESENTED IN 16MM
Independent Film maker Reid Schultz will discuss the entire Busby Berkely film series after both screenings of "42nd Street". Film discussion sponsored by the Friends.