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Busby Berkeley

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Also Known As: Died: March 14, 1976
Born: November 29, 1895 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Dance ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Jumbo (1962) as 2nd unit dir
The daughter of a circus owner fights to save her father from a takeover spearheaded by the man she loves.
2.
Million Dollar Mermaid (1952) as Fountain and Smoke number staged by
True story of Annette Kellerman, the world's first great swimming star.
3.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) as Director
A beautiful woman takes over a turn-of-the-century baseball team.
4.
Cinderella Jones (1946) as Director
A woman can claim inheritance only if she marries a genius.
5.
The Gang's All Here (1943) as Director
Playboy Andy Mason, on leave from the army, romances showgirl Eadie Allen overnight to such effect that she's starry-eyed when he leaves next morning for active duty in the Pacific. Only trouble is, he gave her the assumed name of Casey. Andy's eventual return with a medal is celebrated by his rich father with a benefit show featuring Eadie's show troupe, at which she's sure to learn his true identity...and meet Vivian, his 'family-arrangement' fiancTe. Mostly song and dance.
6.
Girl Crazy (1943) as "I Got Rhythm" number dir by
A womanizing playboy finds true love when he's sent to a desert college.
7.
Born to Sing (1942) as Finale "Ballad for Americans" dir
Fledgling entertainers put on a show for Uncle Sam.
8.
For Me and My Gal (1942) as Director
An unscrupulous song-and-dance man uses his partner and his best friend to get ahead.
9.
Babes on Broadway (1942) as Director
Show-biz hopefuls stage a benefit for an orphanage.
10.
Blonde Inspiration (1941) as Director
A pulp-fiction writer hires a curvaceous blonde to be his muse.
11.
Lady Be Good (1941) as Mus numbers dir
Married songwriters almost split up while putting on a big show.
12.
Ziegfeld Girl (1941) as Mus numbers dir
Three showgirls in the Ziegfeld Follies face romantic trials on their way to the top.
13.
Strike Up the Band (1940) as Director
A high-school band sets out to win a national radio contest.
14.
Forty Little Mothers (1940) as Director
A girls'-school teacher stumbles on an abandoned baby.
15.
Broadway Serenade (1939) as Finale number created and dir by
Career conflicts threaten a singer's marriage to a young composer.
16.
They Made Me a Criminal (1939) as Director
A young boxer flees to farming country when he thinks he's killed an opponent in the ring.
17.
Babes in Arms (1939) as Director
A group of second-generation entertainers puts on a show to launch their careers.
18.
Fast and Furious (1939) as Director
Married book-dealers Joel and Garda Sloane get mixed up with murder during a beauty pageant .
19.
Hollywood Hotel (1938) as Director
A small-town boy wins a Hollywood talent contest.
20.
Men Are Such Fools (1938) as Director
An ambitious secretary uses the men in her life to turn herself into a radio star.
21.
Garden of the Moon (1938) as Director
A nightclub owner and a bandleader compete for the lead singer's heart.
22.
Comet over Broadway (1938) as Director
A stage star's rampant ambition leads to murder.
23.
The Go Getter (1937) as Director
A Navy veteran with one leg fights to make himself a success.
24.
Stage Struck (1936) as Director
Broadway hopefuls put on a show.
25.
Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935) as Director
A socialite is bamboozled into producing a stage show in her home.
26.
Bright Lights (1935) as Director
Husband-and-wife vaudeville stars separate when success goes to his head.
27.
I Live for Love (1935) as Director
A socialite tries to break into show business.
28.
Roman Scandals (1933) as Prod numbers dir
29.
She Had to Say Yes (1933) as Director
A secretary pads her salary by dating prospective buyers for her company.

Cast (feature film)

30.
The Phynx (1970) as
31.
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) as Backstage call boy
Three chorus girls fight to keep their show going and find rich husbands.

Dance (feature film)

32.
Rose Marie (1954) as Mus numbers staged by
A trapper''s daughter is torn between the Mountie who wants to civilize her and a dashing prospector.
33.
Small Town Girl (1953) as Mus numbers staged by
A sheriff's daughter falls for a playboy arrested for speeding.
34.
Easy to Love (1953) as Mus numbers created and dir by
Two men vie for the heart of a Cypress Gardens swimming star.
35.
Two Tickets to Broadway (1951) as Mus numbers created and dir by
A small-town girl finds love on the road to Broadway stardom.
36.
The Blue Veil (1951) as Dance Director
37.
Call Me Mister (1951) as Dances staged by
G.I. Sergeant Shep Dooley, former stage star awaiting discharge in postwar Tokyo, meets his estranged love Kay when she arrives to entertain the troops. Shep, who hasn't exactly lost his former irresponsibility, does his best to court Kay anew...but she has no lack of other admirers as she labors to put on a soldier show.
38.
Two Weeks with Love (1950) as Mus numbers staged by
Two sisters find romance during a turn-of-the-century family vacation.
39.
Romance on the High Seas (1948) as Mus numbers created and dir by
A singer on a Caribbean cruise gets mixed up in a series of romantic problems.
40.
The Gang's All Here (1943) as Dances created and dir by
Playboy Andy Mason, on leave from the army, romances showgirl Eadie Allen overnight to such effect that she's starry-eyed when he leaves next morning for active duty in the Pacific. Only trouble is, he gave her the assumed name of Casey. Andy's eventual return with a medal is celebrated by his rich father with a benefit show featuring Eadie's show troupe, at which she's sure to learn his true identity...and meet Vivian, his 'family-arrangement' fiancTe. Mostly song and dance.
41.
Gold Diggers in Paris (1938) as Mus numbers created and dir by
Three showgirls travel to Paris in search of rich husbands.
42.
The Singing Marine (1937) as Mus numbers created and dir
A young Marine develops an inflated ego after winning a talent contest.
43.
Varsity Show (1937) as Finale created and dir by
A Broadway producer puts on a show at his alma mater.
44.
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) as Mus numbers created and dir by
A group of insurance salesmen try to get into show business.
45.
In Caliente (1935) as Numbers created and dir by
At a Mexican resort, a fast-talking magazine editor woos the dancer he's trashed in print.
46.
Stars over Broadway (1935) as Numbers staged and dir by
An aggressive agent turns a hotel porter into an overnight sensation.
47.
Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935) as Dances created and staged
A socialite is bamboozled into producing a stage show in her home.
48.
Fashions of 1934 (1934) as Numbers created and dir
A con artist and his beautiful assistant take on the fashion world.
49.
Wonder Bar (1934) as Numbers created and dir
The denizens of a Parisian night club deal with murder and romance.
50.
Dames (1934) as Numbers created and dir by
A reformer's daughter wins the lead in a scandalous Broadway show.
51.
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) as Numbers created and dir
Three chorus girls fight to keep their show going and find rich husbands.
52.
Footlight Parade (1933) as Numbers created and dir by
A producer fights labor problems, financiers and his greedy ex-wife to put on a show.
53.
42nd Street (1933) as Dance Director
The definitive backstage musical, complete with the dazzling newcomer who goes on for the injured star.
54.
Bird of Paradise (1932) as Choreographer
An island visitor falls for a Polynesian beauty slated for sacrifice to the gods.
55.
The Kid from Spain (1932) as Numbers created and dir
An innocent man accused of robbing banks masquerades as a bullfighter to escape the police.
56.
Night World (1932) as Dances staged by
"Happy" MacDonald and his unfaithful wife own a Prohibition era night club. On this eventful night, he is threatened by bootleggers, and the club's star dancer falls in love with a young socialite who drinks to forget a personal tragedy, among other incidents.
57.
Sky Devils (1932) as Dance Director
Wilkie and Mitchell, trying to desert their draft into the army, stow away on a ship which takes them into the war zone. While AWOL, the rivals for Mary's affections accidently destroy an ammunition dump.
58.
Palmy Days (1931) as Dances and ensembles by
Musical comedy antics in an art deco bakery (motto: "Glorifying the American Doughnut") with Eddie Cantor as an assistant to a phoney psychic, who is mistaken for an efficiency expert and placed in charge. Complications ensue when the psychic and his gang attempt to rub the payroll.
59.
Kiki (1931) as Dances staged by
60.
Flying High (1931) as Dances created by
A hare-brained inventor invents a new flying machine but can't figure out how to land it.
61.
Whoopee! (1930) as Dances and ensembles staged by
Western sheriff Bob Wells is preparing to marry Sally Morgan; she loves part-Indian Wanenis, whose race is an obstacle. Sally flees the wedding with hypochondriac Henry Williams, who thinks he's just giving her a ride; but she left a note saying they've eloped! Chasing them are jilted Bob, Henry's nurse Mary (who's been trying to seduce him) and others.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

62.
Going Hollywood: The War Years (1983)
Compilation documentary on the film industry's world and efforts during World War II.
63.
Going Hollywood: The War Years (1983)
Compilation documentary on the film industry's world and efforts during World War II.

Cast (special)

64.
Ruby Keeler, The Queen of Nostalgia (1998)
Archival footage traces the career of the screen's first tap-dancing star and her comeback on Broadway years later.

Music (special)

65.
Robert Zemeckis on Smoking, Drinking and Drugging in the 20th Century: In Pursuit of Happiness (1999) as Song Performer ("Hooray For Hollywood")
A feature-length documentary on smoking, drinking and drugging in the 20th century. Through interviews with historians and professionals in the drug treatment field interspersed with film clips, filmmaker Robert Zemeckis delves into the history of America's relationship with mind-altering substances

Cast (short)

66.
We Must Have Music (1941)
This short film provides a brief history of soundtracks, from elaborate musical scores to background music.
67.
Things You Never See on the Screen (1935)
This short film presents a series of bloopers from various Warner Bros. productions.
68.
Trip Thru a Hollywood Studio, A (1935)
This short film takes the viewer on a tour of the Warner Brothers studios lot. Vitaphone Release 6616.
69.
And She Learned About Dames (1934)
A promotional short for "Dames" (1934), where a young girl wins a trip to hollywood and a chance to meet the cast and crew of the picture.
70.
Hollywood Newsreel (1934)
A variety of stories from "behind the scenes" in Hollywood are the focus in this short film that may have been a publicity vehicle for "Harold Teen" (1934). Vitaphone Release 6170.

Music (short)

71.
Three Cheers for the Girls (1943)
This short film showcases production numbers from various Warner Brothers musicals, including choreography by Busby Berkeley (among others). Vitaphone Release 1086A.

Dance (short)

72.
Calling All Girls (1942)
This short film presents the process that studios use to select girls to be members of the chorus line in movie musicals. Vitaphone Releases 655A, 658A.
73.
Plane Nuts (1933)
Ted Healy and His Stooges perform several comedic skits in this musical short.

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