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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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Victoria Horne ...
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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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Blau ist der Himmel  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Filming began with Paul Draper as Jed Potter. Draper was fired over either his impatience with Joan Caulfield, who was not a professional dancer, or his stutter. He was replaced by Fred Astaire. See more »

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

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Referenced in Hawaii Five-O: No Blue Skies (1968) See more »

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Puttin' on the Ritz
Words and Music by Irving Berlin (1930)
Sung and Danced by Fred Astaire
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Pretty package to look at but there's nothing inside...
21 September 2006 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Let's face it, the saving grace of BLUE SKIES are twofold: Irving Berlin wrote the music and FRED ASTAIRE does "Puttin' on the Ritz".

But the film itself is like a pretty package tied up with pink ribbons and nice wrapping paper. When you open the box, there's nothing inside. The fault here, of course, is the same old tired story of two show biz pals in love with the same woman (JOAN CAULFIELD), the recipe Astaire and Crosby had already used for HOLIDAY INN. This time Paramount gave them the additional ingredient of Technicolor but failed to come up with a screenplay worth caring about.

BILL deWOLFE does his "Mrs. Murgatroyd" routine and OLGA SAN JUAN does a Latin rhythm duet with Bing--but it's all rather tepid as a filler between dull stretches of story.

Astaire's fans will not want to miss his "Ritz" routine, but that's about it.


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