Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Birthday: Busby Berkeley!

Today on TCM:  Celebrate Busby Berkeley's Birthday tribute with the movies listed below:

Dames (1934)A reformer's daughter wins the lead in a scandalous Broadway show. Cast: Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler. Dir: Ray Enright.

Gold Diggers Of  (1933). Three chorus girls fight to keep their show going and find rich husbands. Cast: Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy.

42nd Street (1933). The definitive backstage musical, complete with the dazzling newcomer who goes on for the injured star. Cast: Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Warner Baxter. Dir: Lloyd Bacon.

Million Dollar Mermaid (1952). True story of Annette Kellerman, the world's first great swimming star. Cast: Esther Williams, Victor Mature, Walter Pidgeon. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy.

Easy to Love (1953). Two men vie for the heart of a Cypress Gardens swimming star. Cast: Esther Williams, Tony Martin, Van Johnson.

Please click on Busby Berkeley name to read bio.


  1. What would the 30's musicals have been without Busby Berkeley? His genius with musical numbers is most of the reason why those movies are still loved. Nice tribute to a great man, Dawn.

  2. Thank you Becky, What a wonderful day on TCM. :)


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