Cinema: The New Pictures: Feb. 13, 1933

Forty~Second Street* (Warner). When talkies started, producers naturally tried to make musical pictures. They failed so conspicuously that it is only in the last year or so that they have had courage to try again. Forty-Second Street is an elaborate experiment which Hollywood hopes will justify a new series of musicomedies in film.

If Forty-Second Street succeeds, it will not be because of its plot, which is the old one about a pretty chorus girl getting her chance to star and making good at the opening performance. The formula works out badly...

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