By J. Hoberman
Its plot is sheer cliché: a behind the curtain tale during which, ahead of establishing evening, the celebrity breaks an ankle, the younger understudy is going on and turns into an in a single day sensation. What retains the motion picture clean sixty years later is the snappy discussion, superb performances from Ruby Keeler, Ginger Rogers and a bunch of Warners agreement gamers, and especially the delirious dance exercises of the incomparable Busby Berkeley. J.Hoberman's description of the movie catches its mix of New Deal optimism and showbiz brashness, and areas them expertly within the context of Hollywood's try to come to phrases with challenging times.
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