Thursday, October 23, 2008

More Depression Era Song-and-Dance

I can't stop watching Depression-Era films! I guess I'm trying to cheer myself up with a little cheap hooch and a flick, like our forebears during uncertain times?

If you don't know 42nd Street, you simply have to! The year is 1933, with fabulous Busby Berkeley production numbers. "I'm Young and Healthy" is classic over-the-top Berkeley. Dick Powell sings the incredibly challenging song, and there are girls galore, including Ginger Rogers in the chorus line. The shot through the girls' legs at the end is fabulous!

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