Part of the Program: Tuesday Nights at the Movies
Woodmere Art Museum
James Cagney appears as a down-onhis- luck director who doesn’t realize that his secretary, played by Joan Blondell, is madly in love with him. But the true stars of this scandalous pre-Code musical are the elaborately choreographed sequences staged by the incomparable Busby Berkeley. Musical numbers include Harry Warren and Al Dubin’s “Honeymoon Hotel” and “Shanghai Lil,” as well as Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal’s “By a Waterfall.” Co-stars include the great Ruby Keeler and the dashing Dick Powell.