MattHeiser's Rating of 42nd Street

Matt's Review of 42nd Street

3 years ago via Flixster
42nd Street

42nd Street(1933)

The final 20 minutes are obviously the best, it would have been nice to have more musical numbers. Some very iconic scenes and dialogue - the amount of stuff stolen from and used in other movies is too much to count on your fingers. The 2nd to last musical number is the best, and most iconic. That through-the-legs shot, and the overhead camera shot make the film, and are still wonderful. I wish Ginger Rogers had more screen time (and dance/singing moments). Really love her. Ruby Keeler and Bebe Daniels were solid, but they were no Ginger. Keeler's character was a little too "gee wiz" at times, almost making her stupid. And I'm sick of everything being "swell," lol.