MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 18,349 this week

Let's Dance (1950)

6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 297 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 2 critic

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 »

Director:

(as Norman McLeod)

Writers:

(additional dialogue), , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Emmy Awards 2014

We have the winners, photos and more in our 2014 Emmys section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 36 titles
created 26 Mar 2012
 
a list of 870 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 2754 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 19 Jun 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 07 Aug 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Let's Dance" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Let's Dance (1950)

Let's Dance (1950) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Let's Dance.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

On a trip to France, millionaire Jervis Pendelton sees an 18 year old girl in an orphanage. Enchanted with her, but mindful of the difference in their ages, he sponsors her to college in ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Negulesco
Stars: Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron, Terry Moore
Easter Parade (1948)
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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.

Director: Charles Walters
Stars: Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford
Biography | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Blossom Seeley climbs to Broadway success with her partner Benny Fields, then retires to become his wife.

Director: Irving Brecher
Stars: Betty Hutton, Ralph Meeker, Robert Keith
Funny Face (1957)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk.

Director: Stanley Donen
Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson
Certificate: Passed Biography | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of the great sharpshooter, Annie Oakley, who rises to fame while dealing with her love/professional rival, Frank Butler.

Directors: George Sidney, Busby Berkeley
Stars: Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A rooming house landlady recalls her past in flashbacks.

Director: Daniel Mann
Stars: Shirley Booth, Robert Ryan, Marjie Millar
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A cuckolded embezzler on the verge of suicide is helped by a tout, an alcoholic playwright, and a pick-up girl to reimburse the money with a gambling sting.

Directors: Ben Hecht, Lee Garmes
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Rita Hayworth, Thomas Mitchell
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

San Francisco debutante, Jessica Poole, is marrying Napa Valley cattle rancher, Roger Henderson, and hopes her peripatetic father, "Pogo" Poole, whom she hasn't seen for years, comes to the... See full summary »

Director: George Seaton
Stars: Fred Astaire, Lilli Palmer, Debbie Reynolds
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In this remake of 1941's "You Belong to Me," a young millionaire, Peter J. Kirk, Jr., fails in all of his attempts to emulate his successful father. He meets and marries Dr. Heln Hunt, who ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Buzzell
Stars: Larry Parks, Barbara Hale, Willard Parker
Dream Girl (1948)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Betty Hutton, Macdonald Carey, Patric Knowles
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A gold-digger hopes to land a rich husband in Trinidad, but gets mixed up with a beach boy and voodoo.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt
Stars: Mary Martin, Dick Powell, Betty Hutton
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Baby Sandy, Billy Lenhart, Kenneth Brown
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Kitty McNeil
...
Donald Elwood
...
Edmund Pohlwhistle
...
Carola Everett
Lucile Watson ...
Serena Everett
Gregory Moffett ...
Richard 'Richie' Everett
...
Larry Channock
Shepperd Strudwick ...
Timothy Bryant
Melville Cooper ...
Charles Wagstaffe
Harold Huber ...
Marcel
George Zucco ...
Judge Mackenzie
Peggy Badley ...
Bubbles Malone
Virginia Toland ...
Elsie
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 November 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nasci Para Bailar  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Fred Astaire: Change Partners and Dance (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Why Fight the Feeling
(uncredited)
Written by Frank Loesser
Performed by Betty Hutton
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Unexpectedly Fun
26 March 2006 | by (Stony Brook, NY) – See all my reviews

With a little editing and a better finale, Let's Dance could've been a great musical. It starts out with a bang, and rides along on a fun and energetic high for the first 2/3 of the film. Then, the storyline of Hutton trying to retain custody of her child starts to drag on too long. As if to make up for the slow last third of the movie, the director then tacks on a short and overly simplistic ending, as if he wasn't sure how to get out of the film. Even with these problems, though, I was pleasantly surprised by how much fun this was. Hutton had tremendous energy as a comedienne and singer, and she sparkles through most of the film. Astaire also seems to be having a great time and shows a zany side that's quite delightful. There are several good musical numbers and two "must-see" dance pieces. In the first, Fred dances around, under, on top of and inside a piano, and he also gets to show off his lesser-known but fairly impressive skills as a pianist. This number has to rank among his all-time most enjoyable. The second great number has Fred and Hutton dressed as cowboys in a saloon, and it's a hilarious and wonderful routine. I cringed a bit when I read that Astaire was doing a cowboy number, but he's just as great in boots and blue jeans and he was in top hat, white tie and tails. There's some very good comedy writing in the film, and the secondary actors all do a fine job. Despite its slow and repetitive last section, Let's Dance is definitely worth watching. And some of the dance numbers deserve repeated viewing. An unexpectedly fun and funny film.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
On DVD Soon (if you help) ghmoffatt-1
Really good! dirty-dancing-forever
Discuss Let's Dance (1950) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?