Footlight Parade

(Lloyd Bacon, 1933). Dance director Busby Berkeley never did anything more splendid than this movie’s visionary climax which segues from “By a Waterfall” to “Shanghai Lil.” Meanwhile, Jimmy Cagney gets to sing, dance, and snap out orders as a typically driven Berkeley surrogate.
Sun., March 1, 3:30 & 7:30 p.m., 2009

 
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