Greatest Classic Films: Busby Berkeley Musicals
42nd Street (1933)
Ruby Keeler taps, Dick Powell croons, Ginger Rogers quips and musicals are back on the cinematic map as Berkeley imaginatively stages the title tune, Shuttle Off to Buffalo and more.
Gold Diggers Of 1937 (1936)
Insurance peddler Dick Powell asks Joan Blondell to imagine how life would be With Plenty of Money and You. There's razzle-dazzle aplenty too, with Berkeley's precision-formation All's Fair in Love and War.
Footlight Parade (1933)
James Cagney's troupers roar through Chicago to stage same-night shows in different venues. Highlights: Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler meet By a Waterfall, Cagney seeks Shanghai Lil.
I Only Have Eyes for You. And for the screen. Berkeley's bravura creations include a subway dream and a motion-mosaic of a showgirl finale. With Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler.