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


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16 October 1946 (USA)  »

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Blau ist der Himmel  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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The film begins in the late 1910s, and the costumes of Joan Caulfield, and other prominent female players, reflect a vague attempt to at least somewhat recreate the styles of that period, with ankle length hobble skirts, slit to the knee. But as the story progresses, through the 1920s and 1930s, the fashions never change, with Caulfield still wearing a similar ensemble 20 years later during the 'Blue Skies' number. 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 Where There's Life (1947) See more »

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A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody
Words and Music by Irving Berlin (1919)
Sung by Fred Astaire
Danced by Fred Astaire, Joan Caulfield, chorus
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How much you like it might depend on how much you prefer singing to dancing.
8 August 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This film starts off with Fred Astaire addressing folks over the radio. Oddly, he begins to tell people about his life with his two friends and there is a long flashback scene--where Fred looks EXACTLY the same age as he does when the film begins. It's also odd, as his character seems almost like it was inserted into the film late in the production--as the main story concerns Bing Crosby and Joan Caulfield.

It seems that the three are Vaudeville friends. Fred is head-over-heels for Joan--and Joan is in love with Bing (who is reasonably indifferent for a while). Eventually, Bing and Joan marry--and you see VERY little of Fred through much of the rest of the film. It's a shame, as I really watched this movie for him more than anything else. Eventually, the new marriage goes on the rocks because Bing is too focused on success--much to the detriment of family life. Can these folks somehow make a go of it? Now considering it's a Hollywood film, I'd say the chances are pretty great they will--though if these were real people, you'd advise to Joan to get a divorce and be done with the louse! And what about poor Fred?! What will happen with this really swell guy? Well, what REALLY happens took me aback--as it appears as if she got BOTH of them by the end of the movie! "Blue Skies" is a film weighted very heavily towards singing and Crosby's talents. So, if you love his singing, the film will no doubt be more enjoyable--especially when he sings an abbreviated version of "White Christmas" (who could dislike that?!). However, I do think the film has one or two too many musical numbers and could have used from a bit more plot. As for me, seeing Fred get to play the #3 man and only dance a bit was sad--though his number "Putting on the Ritz" was terrific. One or two more of his numbers might have made the film a bit better. As for the story, it's pretty clichéd but enjoyable. A decent film but it could have been better--particularly if they'd made Bing's character more likable.


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