Footlight Parade Poster

Release Date: February 20th, 2001

DVD Release Date: March 21st, 2006

G|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
Motion pictures may have put Broadway director Chester Kent (James Cagney) out of a job, but he quickly finds a second career producing musical sequences for the movies. Unfortunately, a cutthroat competitor keeps stealing his ideas. That cannot happen on his next commission, a rush job for a big-time theater chain. If his work impresses, it'll lead to an exclusive contract. Chester has only three days, but with the help of his smitten secretary, Nan (Joan Blondell), he just might pull it off.

Cast: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Guy Kibbee, Ruth Donnelly, Hugh Herbert, Frank McHugh

Director: Lloyd Bacon

Genres: Musical

Production Co: Warner Bros.

Distributors: Warner Bros., The Vitaphone Corporation

Keywords: Lighthearted, Charming, New York City, Witty, Love, 1930s, Rivalry, Quest