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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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$1,590,920 (estimated)
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After being fired from this film, Judy Garland was a guest on Bing Crosby's radio show, and they sang a duet of "How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Love You When You Know I've Been a Liar All My Life". A recording of the broadcast survives today and reveals the legendary Garland wit. She says she was going to star in this film, but "Leo the Lion bit her". See more »

Goofs

London streets have American fire hydrants. Also the same London bus drives backwards and forwards across the set. See more »

Quotes

Tom Bowen: He didn't have to chase very hard after her. She stood still and waited.
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Soundtracks

EV'RY NIGHT AT SEVEN
Music by Burton Lane
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Sung by Fred Astaire and Chorus
Danced by Fred Astaire and Jane Powell
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Jane Powell holds her own with the amazing Fred Astaire
6 May 2000 | by (Nebraska) – See all my reviews

It's hard to pick one of Fred Astaire's movies as a favorite or as his best! But of course Royal Wedding has to hit the top of the classics simply for the famous "dance on the ceiling".

Jane Powell plays his sister and does a very nice job, considering she and Fred never practiced any dance routines together before shooting the film! A must-see for Astaire fans, and if you're not a fan, watch this film and you will be!


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