42nd Street (film)  

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42nd Street is a 1933 Warner Bros. musical film directed by Lloyd Bacon with choreography by Busby Berkeley. The songs were written by Harry Warren (music) and Al Dubin (lyrics), and the script was written by Rian James and James Seymour, with Whitney Bolton (uncredited), from the novel by Bradford Ropes.

The film is a lively backstage musical, and was very successful at the box office. Many decades later, in 1980, it was made into a hit Broadway stage musical with the same name.

42nd Street was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture in Template:Fy, and in Template:Fy it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". In 2006 this film ranked #13 on the American Film Institute's list of best musicals.

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