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Blue Skies (1946)

Unrated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 16 October 1946 (USA)
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 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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Irving Berlin's 'Puttin' on the Ritz' was written in 1929, and includes the name of 'Gary Cooper', a high ranking and popular newcomer, in the lyrics, but in this film it is supposedly performed in the early 1920s, several years before it was actually written, at which time Cooper was unknown, but the lyrics remain the same. 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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(Running Around in Circles) Getting Nowhere
Words and Music by Irving Berlin (1945)
Sung by Bing Crosby
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Delightful Musical
18 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sure it's the same old story of two showbiz guys fighting over the girl, but that's just an excuse to have fun with Fred and Bing. The two dance and sing several fine numbers throughout the film.

And there's the added treat of music by one of the legendary composers. Irving Berlin provides his beautiful songs, including the Oscar-nominee "You Keep Coming Back Like a Song." Fred Astaire does his famous "Puttin on the Ritz" number, while Bing sings the title tune. The duo work well together as they did on "Holiday Inn" four years earlier.

Billy De Wolfe has some funny moments in songs and sketches.

Overall, a colorful and entertaining musical. Don't listen to those who'd turn you away just because the plot is kinda thin.

What more could you want?


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