Footlight Parade 07/13/19

The Warner Archive Collection

This amazing Busby Berkeley extravaganza is the best choice to impress newbies to pre-Code musical madness: it is absolutely irresistible. James Cagney’s nervy, terminally excitable stage producer makes the tale of Chester Kent accessible to viewers otherwise allergic to musicals — he’s as electric here as he is in his gangster movies. Remastered in HD, the fantastic, kaleidoscopic visuals will wow anybody — we really expect Porky Pig to pop up and say, “No CGI, Folks!”  Co-Starring Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Frank McHugh & Ruth Donnelly; on Blu-ray from The Warner Archive Collection.