Hear the beat of dancing feet! The film that revived public interest in musicals after many early talkie bombs sabotaged the genre, 42ND STREET was the first real glimpse of the surreal artistry of choreographer Busby Berkeley. The film also highlighted two fresh-faced new stars, the
likably cornball crooner Dick Powell and the endearingly untalented Ruby Keeler.
The familiar plot concerns Broadway director Julian Marsh's (Warner Baxter) desire for one more hit so he can retire and recover his health. Abner Dillon (Guy Kibbee) is his wealthy backer, Dorothy Brock (Bebe Daniels) his temperamental star, Peggy Sawyer (Keeler) a hopeful chorine, and Billy