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Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a ... See full summary »

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Donald Elwood
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Edmund Pohlwhistle
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Carola Everett
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Serena Everett
Gregory Moffett ...
Richard 'Richie' Everett
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Larry Channock
Shepperd Strudwick ...
Timothy Bryant
Melville Cooper ...
Charles Wagstaffe
Harold Huber ...
Marcel
George Zucco ...
Judge Mackenzie
Peggy Badley ...
Bubbles Malone
Virginia Toland ...
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Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a way according to the customs of her dead husband's class. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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HEARTS ARE DANCING WITH JOY! (original print ad - all caps)


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29 November 1950 (USA)  »

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Nasci Para Bailar  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Why Fight the Feeling
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Written by Frank Loesser
Performed by Betty Hutton
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Betty Hutton At Her Peak and Fred Astaire Magical as Always
6 February 2010 | by (Orlando, United States) – See all my reviews

The movie only gives us about five musical numbers, but they are each wonderful. "Them Dudes Are Stealing Our Dance" has to rank in the top ten of best musical numbers for both of them. There really isn't any romantic chemistry between Astaire and Hutton. She was 30 years old and Astaire was 51. I suspect the age difference was the problem, he really was old enough to be her father. The plot is a little too simplistic and there aren't many surprises. Betty is more interested in keeping her child from the hands of a vindictive mother-in-law than in her romance with stock broker-entertainer Astaire. What is great in the film is Betty Hutton's performance. She is hilarious, energetic and in super form dancing and singing. She did it between "Annie Get Your Gun" and "The Greatest Show on Earth". If you liked her in those movies, you'll like her here. The film is light and fluffy and entertaining as hell.


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