Off the Screen: Footlight Parade
Weds, July 10th at 8 pm
$10 per ticket, $5 for Passport Plus holders
Just $30 for the whole series!
We’ve saved the very best for last. When asked for the very best Warner Brothers/Busby Berkeley musical in the 1930’s, most film scholars name “Footlight Parade.” Why? First, star Jimmy Cagney is a kinetic fireball of singing and dancing energy. Second, the Warner Brothers stock company – Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Joan Blondell, Frank McHugh – had mastered their roles. Finally, this film ends with not one, not two, but THREE Busby Berkeley spectaculars, one right after another! It’s like eating three three-scoop ice cream sundaes right in a row.