MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,769 this week

The Sky's the Limit (I) (1943)

6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 522 users  
Reviews: 29 user | 11 critic

Flying Tiger Fred Atwell sneaks away from his famous squadron's personal appearance tour and goes incognito for several days of leave. He quickly falls for photographer Joan Manion, ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(original screenplay), (original screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $14.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 90 titles
created 05 Dec 2011
 
a list of 2512 titles
created 17 Dec 2011
 
a list of 36 titles
created 26 Mar 2012
 
a list of 105 titles
created 23 Oct 2012
 
a list of 1094 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Sky's the Limit (1943)

The Sky's the Limit (1943) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Sky's the Limit.
Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Royal Wedding (1951)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Tom and Ellen Bowen are a brother and sister dance act whose show closes in New York. Their agent books them in London for the same period as the Royal Wedding. They travel by ship where ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Donen
Stars: Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A budding romance between a ballet master and a tapdancer becomes complicated when rumours surface that they're already married.

Director: Mark Sandrich
Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Mimi Glossop wants a divorce so her Aunt Hortense hires a professional to play the correspondent in apparent infidelity. American dancer Guy Holden meets Mimi while visiting Brightbourne (... See full summary »

Director: Mark Sandrich
Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Alice Brady
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A pretentiously artistic director is hired for a new Broadway musical and changes it beyond recognition.

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Stars: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant
Swing Time (1936)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiancée, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer.

Director: George Stevens
Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

On a trip to France, millionaire Jervis Pendelton sees an 18 year old girl in an orphanage. Enchanted with her, but mindful of the difference in their ages, he sponsors her to college in ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Negulesco
Stars: Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron, Terry Moore
Easter Parade (1948)
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous and to prove he can make any partner a star.

Director: Charles Walters
Stars: Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford
Holiday Inn (1942)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer.

Director: Mark Sandrich
Stars: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

After his wife discovers a telltale diamond bracelet, impresario Martin Cortland tries to show he's not chasing after showgirl Sheila Winthrop. Choreographer Robert Curtis gets caught in ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lanfield
Stars: Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Robert Benchley
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Christabel fools everyone with her sweet exterior including her cousin Donna and Donna's wealthy fiancée Curtis. The only one who sees through her facade is Nick, a rugged writer who loves ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Ray
Stars: Mel Ferrer, Joan Fontaine, Robert Ryan
Certificate: Passed Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Johnny Brett and King Shaw are an unsuccessful dance team in New York. A producer discovers Brett as the new partner for Clare Bennett, but Brett, who thinks he is one of the people they lent money to gives him the name of his partner.

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, George Murphy
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

As Alex is about to get married, his father Charles sets off for a secret mission in Germany. Hilarity ensues when their personal contacts start to interfere with one another.

Director: Edith Kiel
Stars: Irène Beval, Lina Cora, Nini De Boël
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Joan Manion
Robert Benchley ...
Phil Harriman
...
Reginald Fenton
Elizabeth Patterson ...
Mrs. Fisher
Marjorie Gateson ...
Canteen Hostess
Freddie Slack ...
Freddie Slack - Leader of His Orchestra
Freddie Slack and His Orchestra ...
Freddie Slack's Orchestra
Edit

Storyline

Flying Tiger Fred Atwell sneaks away from his famous squadron's personal appearance tour and goes incognito for several days of leave. He quickly falls for photographer Joan Manion, pursuing her in the guise of a carefree drifter. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 July 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lookout Below  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the scene where Mr. Harriman (Robert Benchley) gives Joan Manion (Joan Leslie) the photography assignment, there are several framed pictures behind him which appear to be the famous Vargas girls. See more »

Goofs

Joan (played by Joan Leslie) refers to polyps as "little fish", when they are actually a structural form of cnidarians. Common polyps include Coral, Sea Anemones, Hydras, and Jellyfish. See more »

Quotes

Joan Manion: You know, purely in a sociological way, you interest me. A little.
Fred Atwell: Well, it's a beginning, isn't it?
Joan Manion: Don't get me wrong! What interests me is this passion you seem to have for having your picture taken.
Fred Atwell: Let's talk it over.
[to bartender]
Fred Atwell: I'll have the same, please.
Joan Manion: You know, I'm supposed to be taking pictures of celebrities.
Fred Atwell: Couldn't I be the fellow who never gets his name mentioned? The one they call 'a friend'? You know: 'Ginger Rogers - and friend.'
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Lady and the Baby Sitter (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)
(uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung and Danced by Fred Astaire
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Woefully under-rated...
6 April 1999 | by (Montreal) – See all my reviews

This may conceivably be THE most under-rated film of all-time... NO ONE seems to love it as much as I do. Maltin, etc. all consider it one of Fred's worst movies. I don't understand why! He's great, Robert Benchley is on hand (doing one of his best patented befuddled speaker routines), and Joan Leslie is beautiful, sharp, and a great dancer (she really keeps up with Astaire, which is hard to do!) On top of that there are two immortal songs ("My Shining Hour", and "One For My Baby). It's not really a musical though, more of a romantic-comedy. Astaire and Leslie have a wonderful chemistry, especially in their debates over the importance of work in a man's life (Astaire is practically playing a gen-xer here!) Don't listen to the critics, watch this movie, it has biting wit, good music, and will leave you wistfully happy!


27 of 30 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is this on DVD yet? trina_crys
The snake dance on the table killerpuppet666
From the Faux News Network keywslt
Fred's drunk dance joemama69-1
filled with in jokes and wit skiddoo
why does Fred A .... ksf-2
Discuss The Sky's the Limit (1943) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?