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

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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 »

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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>

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The song "Hangin' on to You" was written for the film but not used. See more »

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During Joan's photo tour of the docks, the docks are gated and patrolled by security due to wartime as unloading of a ship goes on, but Fred manages to get aboard ship and borrow a dolly without anyone seeing him. See more »

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Joan Manion: [Fred and Joan have just finished a dance number] Where did you learn to dance like that?
Fred Atwell: Arthur Murray.
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Referenced in The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Lady and the Baby Sitter (1964) See more »

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Cuban Sugar Mill
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Written by Freddie Slack
Danced by Fred Astaire
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Answering the call to duty
24 January 2001 | by (flint mi) – See all my reviews

Another of the many World War Two films which was intended to demonstrate that everyone had to answer the call to duty, even the wealthy. This one contains characters who find themselves in glamorous places with clever lines and works of classical art. They are into champagne and penthouses, and mandatory dance scenes on ballroom size terraces. There is, and can be, only one star in this film: Fred Astaire. The finest part is his song and dance routine, "One For The Road." This scene is a classic movie moment of which one never tires. When it comes to dancing, the sky is indeed the limit.


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