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Easter Parade -- Fred Astaire stars as a rising Broadway star who tries to break away from former dance partner Ann Miller so he can be with newcomer Judy Garland.


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Release Date:
8 July 1948 (USA) See more »
The Happiest Musical Ever Made is Irving Berlin's Easter Parade See more »
A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous and to prove he can make any partner a star. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Judy Garland & Fred Astaire! Easter Parade Saturday Morning at The Hi-Pointe!
 (From 7 April 2015, 8:45 PM, PDT)

 (From Variety - TV News. 18 February 2015, 2:37 PM, PST)

Amy Sherman-Palladino Explains Her Cultural Influences
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Judy Garland ... Hannah Brown

Fred Astaire ... Don Hewes

Peter Lawford ... Jonathan Harrow III

Ann Miller ... Nadine Hale
Jules Munshin ... Headwaiter François
Clinton Sundberg ... Mike the Bartender
Richard Beavers ... Singer ("The Girl on the Magazine Cover")
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Albright ... Western Union Messenger (uncredited)

Lola Albright ... Hat Model / Showgirl (uncredited)
Don Anderson ... Passerby on Street (uncredited)
Shirley Ballard ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Jimmy Bates ... Boy (uncredited)
Hal Bell ... Dancer (uncredited)
Margaret Bert ... Florist (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Diner at Rooftop Show (uncredited)
Peter Chong ... Sam - Don's Valet (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Passerby on Street (uncredited)
Dante DiPaolo ... Dancer (uncredited)
Jimmie Dodd ... Cabby (uncredited)
Dolores Donlon ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Patricia Edwards ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Fern Eggen ... Salesgirl (uncredited)
Harry Fox ... Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Sig Frohlich ... Callboy (uncredited)
June Gale ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Robert Haines ... Waiter at Rooftop Restaurant (uncredited)
Ruth Hall ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Backstage Well-Wisher / Diner at Rooftop Show (uncredited)
Hector and His Pals ... Hector and His Pals (uncredited)
Helene Heigh ... Hat Shop Owner (uncredited)
Shep Houghton ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Marjorie Jackson ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Patricia Jackson ... Dancer (uncredited)
Bob Jellison ... Drugstore Patron (uncredited)
Doris Kemper ... Anna - Backstage Maid (uncredited)

Gail Langford ... Showgirl (uncredited)

Joi Lansing ... Hat Model / Showgirl (uncredited)
Jeni Le Gon ... Essie, Nadine's Maid (uncredited)
Nolan Leary ... Drugstore Clerk (uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness ... Man in Audience - Ann Miller Number (uncredited)
Matt Mattox ... Dancer (uncredited)
Bert May ... Dancer (uncredited)

Frank Mayo ... Headwaiter (uncredited)

Frank McClure ... Man in Audience - Ann Miller Number (uncredited)
Philo McCullough ... Diner at Rooftop Show (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Diner in Restaurant (uncredited)
Howard M. Mitchell ... Drugstore Patron (uncredited)
George Noisom ... Western Union Messenger (uncredited)

Barry Norton ... Diner at Rooftop Show (uncredited)
Robert Emmett O'Connor ... Policeman (uncredited)
Dick Paxton ... Western Union Messenger (uncredited)
Albert Pollet ... Waiter (uncredited)
Angi O. Poulos ... Peddler (uncredited)
Bobbie Priest ... Dancer (uncredited)
Jean Romer ... Twin Showgirl (uncredited)
Lynne Romer ... Twin Showgirl (uncredited)
Ralph Sanford ... Hotel Detective (uncredited)

Sara Shane ... Showgirl (uncredited)

Dick Simmons ... Al - Ziegfeld Aide (uncredited)
Dee Turnell ... Dancer (uncredited)
Benay Venuta ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Johnny Walsh ... Western Union Messenger (uncredited)
Wilson Wood ... Marty, Piano Player (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Walters 
Writing credits
Sidney Sheldon (screenplay) &
Frances Goodrich (screenplay) and
Albert Hackett (screenplay)

Frances Goodrich (original story) and
Albert Hackett (original story)

Guy Bolton  uncredited

Produced by
Arthur Freed .... producer
Roger Edens .... associate producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Conrad Salinger (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Harry Stradling Sr. (director of photography) (as Harry Stradling)
Film Editing by
Albert Akst 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Jack Martin Smith 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis (set decorations)
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup creator
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair styles designer
Ben Lane .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Dorothy Ponedel .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Al Shenberg .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carl 'Major' Roup .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Wallace Worsley Jr. .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Arthur Krams .... associate set decorator
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
James Brock .... sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Warren Newcombe .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Borland .... grip (uncredited)
Ed Hubbell .... still photographer (uncredited)
Sam Leavitt .... camera operator (uncredited)
Cliff Shirpser .... assistant camera: Technicolor (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Irene .... costumes: women's
Valles .... costumes: men's
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Robert Alton .... musical numbers direction by
Robert Alton .... musical numbers staged by
Leo Arnaud .... orchestrator
Irving Berlin .... lyrics and music by
Johnny Green .... musical director
Conrad Salinger .... orchestrator
Robert Tucker .... vocal arrangements
Van Cleave .... orchestrator
Sidney Cutner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Roger Edens .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Robert Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Marquardt .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Henri Jaffa .... associateTechnicolor color director
Natalie Kalmus .... Technicolor color director
Fred Astaire .... choreographer (uncredited)
Leslie H. Martinson .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Charles Walters .... choreographer (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Irving Berlin's Easter Parade" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
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107 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Germany:0 | Netherlands:AL (original rating) (1949) | South Korea:All | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #12947) | USA:Passed (The National Board of Review)

Did You Know?

The song "Easter Parade" that the movie was based upon was first sung in Irving Berlin's 1933 Broadway revue "As Thousands Cheer" by Marilyn Miller and Clifton Webb and was inspired by the annual event in New York City where people stroll down Fifth Avenue displaying their new hats (some very outrageous) and their Easter finery. The song also appeared in the Irving Berlin movie Holiday Inn (1942).See more »
Anachronisms: Most or all of the music, costumes, and hairstyles date from a later time period than the setting of the film (1912). This is especially notable since many scenes are stage performances.See more »
Jonathan Harrow III:I hope I'm intruding.See more »
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Chapter Headings, an unofficial version:
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25 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
One Of The Best Musicals Of The Classic Era, 16 October 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

I don't know why I haven't checked this out on DVD yet. I imagine it looks spectacular, because even the VHS looked super. I'm talking about the Technicolor. Man, those Technicolor films in the '40s were beautiful, as this certainly is.

For entertainment, you get Fred Astaire dancing, Judy Garland singing, Ann Miller dancing, and Peter Lawford singing. I didn't think Lawford could sing, but he's not bad here. The other talent must have elevated his.

Astaire consistently amazed audiences with his innovative dance routines and smooth style. He does a number here in a toy store that is really something! Miller also gives us a good tap number and Garland's songs are all winners.

This movie is more vehicle for those above-mentioned stars than it is in telling some profound the story. The story is not much, but who cares? It's the dancing, singing, the incredible costumes, overall color, nice people and just plain feel-good musical atmosphere that makes this a popular film, even to this day.

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