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Tom and Ellen Bowen are a brother and sister dance act whose show closes in New York. Their agent books them in London for the same period as the Royal Wedding. They travel by ship where ... See full summary »

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Tom and Ellen Bowen are a brother and sister dance act whose show closes in New York. Their agent books them in London for the same period as the Royal Wedding. They travel by ship where Ellen meets and becomes involved with Lord John Brindale. This causes her to miss a rehearsal. Tom (Astaire) uses the time to dance with a hat rack and gym equipment. Later Tom and Ellen attempt a graceful dance number as the ship rolls. Upon arrival Tom holds auditions and meets Anne. There is much indecision by the siblings about their romantic partners even though they are in-the-clouds. Tom dances on the walls and ceiling of his hotel room. All ends well in this light musical. By the way, there is a vaudeville-style dance number in their show that features slapstick. It's a hoot. Written by Paul Corr

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23 March 1951 (USA)  »

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Of all the songs in the film only "Too Late Now" ever made it onto the record charts. See more »

Goofs

In street scenes on the day of the wedding, many of the British flags are hung upside down. The wider diagonal white stripe of the Union Flag should always be uppermost next to the top of the flagpole. See more »

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Anne Ashmond: You're five shillings short.
James Ashmond: Oh. That's what you might call a typographical error.
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OPEN YOUR EYES
Music by Burton Lane
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Sung by Jane Powell
Danced by Jane Powell and Fred Astaire
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Trite Script, Colorless Love Interests, But OH! THAT DANCING
14 April 2001 | by (Savannah, GA) – See all my reviews

I wouldn't waste the keystrokes to comment on the trite story in ROYAL WEDDING. Worse, Sarah Churchill can't dance and has no chemistry with Fred Astaire. HOWEVER, Jane Powell is WONDERFUL as Astaire's sister. She's even more impressive here than in the wonderful SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS. And, OH! THOSE DANCE NUMBERS. Astaire's singles numbers are the BEST dancing I've ever seen in a movie. His numbers with Powell are equally marvelous. Great music, great songs. Forget the romance (and weak comedy with Keenan Wynn) and enjoy the music and dance. SUPERFINE!


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