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This was just about the last of the "putting on a show" musicals and even in 1951 it probably had rather an old fashioned look about it. It's nothing special, the music and sets are rather uninspired and the humor is dated but Betty Grable and Dan Dailey make a pleasant couple. Apparently they liked working together and it comes across in their dance numbers.
Highlights are Grable and Dailey's love duet and Bobby Short in the "Going Home Train" number.
Nice, nostalgic way to spend 90 minutes and the Grable legs have lost none of their lustre.
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