First Monday Movies @ Excelsior, December 2, 6:30-8:30pm

The movie for December is 42nd Street (1933, 90 mins) with Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ruby Keeler, Guy Kibbee, Una Merkel, Ginger Rodgers, Ned Sparks, Dick Powell; directed by Lloyd Bacon.

An ailing Broadway musical producer produces a new show. When a flinty leading lady twists her ankle on opening night, one spunky chorus girl tries to take over her place.

This movie is credited with single-handedly rescuing the movie musical and was so financially successful that it saved Warner Brothers from bankruptcy.