Films of our lives

42nd Street

USA | 1942 | 89 min. | B/W
42nd Street
Film Synopsis
"Francesco Zippel's pick"

Despite his economic problems and poor health, Julian Marsh, an ill-tempered theatre director, is able to produce a new Broadway musical, 'Pretty Lady'. During the five weeks of rehearsals, he has to keep the star of the show, showgirl Dorothy Brock and her many lovers and suitors, at bay. The night before the opening, Dorothy injures herself, and Julian has to fall back on a chorus line dancer, Peggy Sawyer, the newest member of the cast.