Ruby Keeler:A broadway baby

Ruby Keeler:A broadway baby

Today I talk about RUBY KEELER for The Busby Berkeley Blogathon! I pay tribute to RUBY KEELER today as I pay tribute to RUBY KEELER’s work with Busby Berkeley for this event today. I talk about RUBY KEELER a true legend of the stage and the screen that was a true Broadway baby in every sense of the word. I never have talked this legend before on my blog before this article today

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I am happy today to talk her today for this Blogathon today. I hope you check out other works form this wonderful event today.

42nd Street review

42nd Street (Warner Brothers, 1933)  was directed by Lloyd Bacon.  42nd Street  is  simply a a marvelous musical. I adore to watch 42nd Street  again and again often on the screen.  Busby Berkeley choreographed many enjoyable numbers. The brutal and endless rehearsals along with the wise cracks and the backstage intrigues are part of this movies charm as it presents the backstage drama of making a big show on the stage. Its famous numbers such as shuffle off to buffalo and “(I’m) Young and Healthy”, and “42nd Street in the last 30 minutes of the show all really are such magical numbers. Ruby Keeler  gives out a marvelous performance on the screen.as Peggy Sawyer as it is such a marvelous performance on the screen.  This movie has marvelous performances by everyone in its cast.  The supporting cast is full of familiar faces from the ’30’s that give out marvelous performances.

Busby Berkeley’s groundbreaking choreography bursts on to the screen late in the film in a couple of dazzling production numbers in the end that all really stand out as they unfold on the screen.  42nd Street’s backstage drama is my favorite part of this marvelous movie to watch all drama unfold on screen. 42nd Street is a marvelous classic you should see today.

gold diggers of 1933 review

gold diggers of 1933 directed by Mervyn LeRoy brings the viewer back to the simple style of dance with Busby Berkeley directed and choreographed the dance scenes that all feel such fun to watch unfold on the screen. This enjoyable pre-code classic may be one of those classics that always feels so good to watch unfold on the screen. 

The marvelous cast of talents in gold diggers of 1933  such as Ruby Keeler,Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon, Dick Powell, Guy Kibbee, Warren William, Ginger Rogers all star in this movie giving out wonderful performances  on the screen.  We’re In The Money’ (really titled ‘The Gold Digger’s Song’) can stand alone from the film’s score.  Warren and Dubin’s other efforts of this movie  all work perfectly with Berkeley’s inspired production numbers that all really are wonderful joys to watch unfold on the screen.. I adore all of the musical numbers of this movie so much.

Shadow Waltz is elegant and beautiful to watch unfold on the screen.  It’s visual poetry that really shines on screen.  Its lovely and enchanting to watch unfold on screen. It is a such a marvelous gem of a scene to watch unfold on the screen.

Remember My Forgotten Man is another musical number that really is something of a special musical number that  really shines to watch unfold on the screen. The number climaxes with an enormous arch of soldiers looming over the mass of homeless men and their desperate women that showcases the hardships of that era.

It’s a rousing finale is one of the greatest combinations of cinematography, music, singing, choreography in one musical number that showcases the magic of musicals. This is a marvelous classic you should see today.

Footlight Parade review

James Cagney stars as a fledgling producer who finds himself at odds with his workers, financiers and his greedy ex-wife when he tries to produce live musicals for movie-going audiences. This movie Co-stars Joan Blondell and Dick Powell with spectacular Busby Berkeley dance sequences. (Plot off net)

By a Waterfall is a marvelous musical number that I think may be one of the films stand out numbers. The entire number gives of a heavy Garden of Eden vibe with Dick Powell sits by a brook and daydreams of his sweetheart, Ruby Keeler. The waterfall becomes more and more elaborate, becoming an art deco swimming pool and eventually a spiral fountain of women as the scene really shines to show off the marvelous wonders that Busby Berkeley creates on the screen is so marvelous to watch unfold on the screen.

Honeymoon Hotel is another musical number that is risque with an upbeat piece of music about a couple who are desperately trying to fornicate. They make an appointment to wed at the Honeymoon Hotel. It is a marvelous scene I adore to watch unfold on the screen.

The third and last number of this movie finally sees James Cagney getting to try out his dancing chops in a normal number by compassion to the other numbers. The man’s ability to tame the legendary Shanghai Lil certainly helps him regain his own masculinity. The idea of a man’s own sense of himself being determined by the woman he’s with is a theme that plays a lot into romantic comedies as it’s truly something fun to watch this scene unfold on the screen. This magical number is truly a wonder to watch on the screen.

Footlight Parade is a delightful musical gem you should see today.

Dames review

Dames bites back at the Hays Code right as it was starting to get enforced in such a fun musical gem with choreography by Busby Berkeley that really is fun to watch unfold on the screen.  Dames” is extremely entertaining at virtually every moment as it a delightful musical gem with tons of comic wit and charm that will you enjoy to watch anytime.

The first strong point is the excellent comedic plot, better than that in 42nd Street, about the same as Footlght Parade.Guy Kibbe gives out a wonderful performance. Hugh Herbert and Zasu Pitts are great in their respective roles on the screen. I would say Joan Blondell really shines in her role too as she has such wonderful wit and humor. Its musical numbers all are fun little numbers that you will enjoy watching unfold on the screen.

 Only Have Eyes for You has a handful of my favorite shots to watch unfold on the screen as it’s simply marvelous to watch Ruby Keeler come out of the eye as she comes out of the glance of obsession in a way. All three of the big production numbers in the film share several traits and meanings that all feel such connections to each other as reflective of a whole fun little musical as the numbers all feel such reflective joy to them. I simply love them all as each musical scene is marvelous to watch on screen.

Try to See It My Way, Baby completely breaks out, never traipsing into one of Berkeley’s signature visual extravaganzas. But that doesn’t make it any less significant as this is last number it does stand out.  Busby Berkeley’s choreography Incredible, imaginative and thoroughly astounding. Berkeley always stands out such as he does in dames as. His choreography is among the greatest things ever committed to a cinema screen as this trait really does show in this wonderful musical classic with so many ranging numbers that all show off his wonderful work on the screen.

The movie Dames is extremely entertaining at virtually every moment with such marvelous musical numbers with wonderful acting and classical choreography that all sync together to make such a marvelous classic.  Busby Berkeley/Warner Bros. musicals all are such fun to watch as I often find self re-watching this classic movie often. Dames is a marvelous classic that is simply marvelous to watch unfold on the screen as simply to watch on the screen.

RUBY KEELER and Busby Berkeley always manages to make such enjoyable movies together as they did four movies together as she went from Broadway to the big screen in standout musical numbers that all are such fun to watch unfold on the screen. Busby Berkeley/Warner Bros. musicals all are such fun to watch as I often find self re-watching this classic movie often so today I enjoyed to talk these movies so much today for The Busby Berkeley Blogathon today as I feel so much joy to talk them so much as always check out other posts form the event as I hope you enjoyed my talk about RUBY KEELER and Busby Berkeley today as I do hope you join me next time for another review.

4 thoughts on “Ruby Keeler:A broadway baby

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  2. I honestly don’t think Ruby Keeler was a marvelous actress, nor a marvelous dancer and nor a marvelous singer. But there was “something” about her that makes her enjoyable to watch. She certainly was adorable!

  3. Ruby Keeler is one of my all-time favorites. She and Busby’s work just pair together so well that it’s hard for me to think of 30s Berkeley without her. Thank you so much for participating in the Busby Berkeley Blogathon!

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