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Writers:
Arthur Sheekman (screenplay)
Allan Scott (adaptation)
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Release Date:
16 October 1946 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Paramount's Melody Masterpiece Featuring All of Irving Berlin's Biggest Hits! See more »
Plot:
Jed Potter looks back on a love triangle conducted over the course of years and between musical numbers... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bing Crosby ... Johnny Adams

Fred Astaire ... Jed Potter

Joan Caulfield ... Mary O'Hara

Billy De Wolfe ... Tony

Olga San Juan ... Nita Nova
Mikhail Rasumny ... François

Frank Faylen ... Mack

Victoria Horne ... Martha - Mary Elizabeth's Nanny

Karolyn Grimes ... Mary Elizabeth Adams
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Aloise ... Dancer (uncredited)
Carol Andrews ... Dolly (uncredited)
Maxine Ardell ... Dancer (uncredited)
Charlene Arnold ... Flapper (uncredited)
Gene Ashley ... Dancer (uncredited)
Valmere Barman ... Dancer (uncredited)
Jackie Barnett ... Dancer (uncredited)
Dorothy Barrett ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Herman Belmonte ... Dancer (uncredited)

Richard Benedict ... Shirtless Soldier at White Christmas Camp Show (uncredited)
William H. Benter ... Dancer (uncredited)
Herman Boden ... Dancer (uncredited)
Clarence Brooks ... Valet (uncredited)
Bill Burt ... Dancer (uncredited)
Janice Cameron ... Dancer (uncredited)
Josef Carmassi ... Dancer (uncredited)
Eddie Carnegie ... Dancer (uncredited)
William Carvel ... Dancer (uncredited)
Dolores Cole ... Dancer (uncredited)
Gene Cole ... Dancer (uncredited)
Roxanne Collins ... Guest at Top Hat Nightclub (uncredited)
Jimmy Conlin ... Jeffrey - Valet (uncredited)
Calvin Coolidge ... Himself - Film Clip (archive footage) (uncredited)
Laura Corbay ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Norma Creiger ... Singer in Quartette (uncredited)
Roy Damron ... Dancer (uncredited)
Grace Davies ... Dancer (uncredited)
Dorothy Dayton ... Dancer (uncredited)

John Deauville ... Dancer (uncredited)
Harry Depp ... Would-Be Engagement Ring Buyer (uncredited)
Eileen Dixon ... Dancer (uncredited)
Virginia Duffy ... Dancer (uncredited)
Dick Earle ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Clark Eggleston ... Dancer (uncredited)
Wanda Faye ... Dancer (uncredited)
Margaret Field ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Jac Fisher ... Dancer (uncredited)
Joel Friend ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)

John Gallaudet ... Stage Manager (uncredited)
Howard Gardiner ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)

Art Gilmore ... Radio Broadcaster (voice) (uncredited)
Roy Gordon ... Charles Dillingham (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Guest at Top Hat Nightclub (uncredited)
Len Hendry ... Electrician (uncredited)
Mary Jane Hodge ... Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
Nan Holliday ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Frances Hughes ... Flapper (uncredited)
Jerry James ... Dancer (uncredited)
Vicki Jasmund ... Singer in Quartette (uncredited)
Beverly Johnson ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Shirley Johnson ... Flapper (uncredited)
Roberta Jonay ... Hatcheck Girl (uncredited)
John Kelly ... Tough Guy in Nightclub (uncredited)
Lucy Knoch ... Showgirl (uncredited)

Audrey Korn ... Dancer (uncredited)
Charles La Torre ... Mr. Rakopolis (uncredited)
Elaine Langan ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Wallace Earl Laven ... Dancer (uncredited)
Lillian Lindsco ... Dancer (uncredited)
Joanne Lybrook ... Singer in Quartette (uncredited)
Mary Manners ... Dancer (uncredited)
Cissy Marr ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Jean Marshall ... Dancer (uncredited)
Bob Mascagno ... Dancer (uncredited)
Lee Mayer ... Dancer (uncredited)
Charles Mayon ... Dancer (uncredited)
Peggy McIntyre ... Mary Elizabeth as Newborn (uncredited)
William Meader ... Dancer (uncredited)
Cecilia Meagher ... Dancer (uncredited)
Peggy Meech ... Dancer (uncredited)

Harold Miller ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Margot Morgan ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Frances Morris ... Nurse (uncredited)
Virginia Morris ... Dancer (uncredited)
Mavis Murray ... Dancer (uncredited)
Frederic Nay ... Dancer (uncredited)

Cliff Nazarro ... Cliff - Piano Player (uncredited)
Jack Norton ... Drunk (uncredited)
Aileen O'Donnell ... Dancer (uncredited)
Eleanor Peterson ... Dancer (uncredited)
Byron Poindexter ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ted Priour ... Dancer (uncredited)
Frank Radcliffe ... Dancer (uncredited)
Renee Randall ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Paula Ray ... Guest at Top Hat Nightclub (uncredited)
Marjorie Raymond ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ruthe Reid ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ricky Ricardi ... Dancer (uncredited)
Albert Ruiz ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Betty Russell ... Mary O'Hara (uncredited) (singing voice)
Louise Saraydar ... Singer in Quartette (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Guest at Hole in the Wall (uncredited)
Mary Jane Shores ... Dancer (uncredited)
Barbara Slater ... Myrtle (uncredited)
Jane Starr ... Dancer (uncredited)

Larry Steers ... Guest at Top Hat Nightclub (uncredited)

Mary Stewart ... Dancer / Singer (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Stagehand with Flowers (uncredited)
John M. Sullivan ... Junior the Sugar Daddy (uncredited)
Beverly Thompson ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Valerie Traxler ... Dancer (uncredited)

Rudolph Valentino ... Valentino (archive footage) (uncredited)
Vanita Wade ... Dancer (uncredited)
Wally Walker ... Dancer (uncredited)
Walton Walker ... Dancer (uncredited)
Lillian West ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Audrey Westphal ... Dancer (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... The Doctor (uncredited)
Gordon C. Wood ... Dancer (uncredited)

Joan Woodbury ... Flo (uncredited)

Will Wright ... Dan - Stage Manager (uncredited)
Audrey Young ... Chorine (uncredited)

Directed by
Stuart Heisler 
Mark Sandrich (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Arthur Sheekman (screenplay)

Allan Scott (adaptation)

Irving Berlin (based on an original idea by)

Produced by
Sol C. Siegel .... producer
 
Original Music by
Robert Emmett Dolan (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Charles Lang 
William E. Snyder 
 
Film Editing by
LeRoy Stone 
 
Art Direction by
Hans Dreier 
Hal Pereira 
 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Maurice Goodman 
 
Costume Design by
Waldo Angelo 
Edith Head 
Barbara Karinska  (as Karinsky)
 
Makeup Department
Wally Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles C. Coleman .... assistant director (as C.C. Coleman Jr.)
 
Art Department
Gene Lauritzen .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
John Cope .... sound recordist
Hugo Grenzbach .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
Gordon Jennings .... special photographic effects
Paul K. Lerpae .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Loyal Griggs .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Robert Emmett Dolan .... musical director
Joseph J. Lilley .... vocal arranger
Troy Sanders .... music associate
Fred Astaire .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Charles Bradshaw .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Sidney Fine .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Ralph Hallenbeck .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Matty Matlock .... orchestrator (uncredited)
George Parrish .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
George Parrish .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Van Cleave .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Robert Brower .... associate technicolor color director
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color director
Hermes Pan .... dance director
Dave Robel .... assistant dance director
 

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Runtime:
99 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the opening tilt pan shot of Rockefeller Center, the waterfalls are clearly in reverse.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Everybody StepSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
How much you like it might depend on how much you prefer singing to dancing., 8 August 2012
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

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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