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The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)

Passed  -  Comedy | Musical  -  1 September 1949 (Sweden)
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A successful but constantly-feuding husband and wife musical comedy team threatens to break up when the wife entertains an offer to become a serious actress.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Josh Barkley
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Dinah Barkley
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Ezra Millar
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Mrs. Livingston Belney
Gale Robbins ...
Shirlene May
Jacques François ...
Jacques Pierre Barredout (as Jacques Francois)
George Zucco ...
The Judge
Clinton Sundberg ...
Bert Felsher
Inez Cooper ...
Pamela Driscoll
Carol Brewster ...
Gloria Amboy
Wilson Wood ...
Larry
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Storyline

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 Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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Joyously Together Again! See more »

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Release Date:

1 September 1949 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

You Made Me Love You  »

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$2,325,420 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Fred Astaire had sung "They Can't Take That Away from Me" to Ginger Rogers previously in Shall We Dance (1937), 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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ezra Millar: Thank you. I'm touched, the piano's touched, and Tchaikovsky's touched.
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Shoes with Wings On
(1949)
Music by Harry Warren (uncredited)
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin (uncredited)
Directed by Hermes Pan
Dancing shoes effect by Irving G. Ries
Performed by Fred Astaire (uncredited)
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Still a fun musical
1 March 1999 | by (Cleveland, Ohio USA) – See all my reviews

"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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