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Blue Skies (1946)

Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  16 October 1946 (USA)
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Jed Potter looks back on a love triangle conducted over the course of years and between musical numbers. Dancer Jed loves showgirl Mary, who loves compulsive nightclub-opener Johnny, who ... See full summary »

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Jed Potter
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Mary O'Hara
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Tony
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Nita Nova
Mikhail Rasumny ...
François
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Mack
Victoria Horne ...
Martha (nurse)
Karolyn Grimes ...
Mary Elizabeth Adams
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Jed Potter looks back on a love triangle conducted over the course of years and between musical numbers. Dancer Jed loves showgirl Mary, who loves compulsive nightclub-opener Johnny, who can't stay committed to anything in life for very long. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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Paramount's Melody Masterpiece Featuring All of Irving Berlin's Biggest Hits! See more »


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16 October 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blau ist der Himmel  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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This was Paramount's biggest hit of 1946. See more »

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In the opening tilt pan shot of Rockefeller Center, the waterfalls are clearly in reverse. See more »


Soundtracks

Heat Wave
Words and Music by Irving Berlin
Additional music by Fred Astaire
Sung by Fred Astaire, Olga San Juan
Danced by Fred Astaire, Olga San Juan, chorus
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Astaire's "Ritz" Makes Film Worthwhile
24 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fred Astaire's dancing and Bing Crosby's singing: wow, not a bad combination! As good as Bing's voice was, I preferred seeing Fred dance so the picture is only so-so for me. Either way, you'd think with these two stars, this musical would be tremendous, but it isn't.

Astaire has three of his four dance numbers in the first half of the movie. One of them, "Puttin' On The Ritz," is one of the most impressive performances, if not THE best, he's ever done. It is absolutely spectacular. The movie is worth seeing for that performance alone. For the next hour, there is a romance gone sour and Crosby's crooning (some good songs, some bad).

The film's intent was to pay tribute to Irving Berlin and all the music he gave us, and it succeeds on that level. There are nothing but nice people in the movie and tons of music.....but the whole thing lacks something.


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