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.
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