Josh and Dinah Barkley are a successful (though argumentative) musical-comedy team, yet Dinah chafes as Galatea to her husband's Pygmalion. When serious playwright Jacques Barredout envisions her as a great dramatic actress, Dinah is not hard to persuade. Written by
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Fred Astaire had sung "They Can't Take That Away from Me" to Ginger Rogers previously in Shall We Dance, but they had never danced to it. Rogers suggested that they use the song again (this time dancing), and so it was included. See more »
In "Shoes with Wings on" dance, one dancer has his shoes off when trying the tap shoes. When he takes them off and gives them to Fred Astaire's character, the dancer forgets to pick up his shoes when he walks out the door. After that, they are not to be found when the routine continues. See more »
Thank you. I'm touched, the piano's touched, and Tchaikovsky's touched.
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"The Barkleys of Broadway" holds up well as a fun musical, especially significant as Fred and Ginger's final re-teaming effort. It's just downright good fun to see them together again, singing and dancing as only they can. What a delightful screen pair they are!
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