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Al Marsh, Tony Naylor and Jerry Ralby, Broadway producers, are desperately looking for backers. Al is one of the heirs of a dress salon in Paris, but this is almost bankrupt. The two other heiresses, Stephanie and Clarisse and the three producers are able to convince the creditors to back a fashion show there. Things become complicated, when Al and Tony fall in love with Stephanie and Al's New York girl friend Bubbles arrives. Written by
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The centerpiece song of the film, "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," is staged completely different here than its predecessor, Roberta (1935). The earlier film had it as a stand-alone performance in the fashion show finale; here it is divided into two performances: as a lament sung by Kathryn Grayson (with no audience), and also as a private adagio by Marge and Gower Champion when they begin falling in love. See more »
In the restaurant, when Jerry and Clarisse start dancing, his right arm at her waist pins one end of her scarf to her body. In the very next shot, although his arm hasn't moved, the scarf end is flapping loosely. See more »
This could have been much better. Terrific cast, however Red Skelton (one of my favorites, usually) isn't in good form (but Ann Miller's form is terrific), Howard Keel is lackluster, and Zsa-Zsa is YOUNG! However blah the plot and acting are, I can highly recommend this picture on the basis of 3 dance routines by Marge & Gower Champion, two of which are unique. The first takes place among clothes racks, utilizing a wheeled dress-sizer. Take a long look at the dance... there are no cuts! IT IS ALL ONE TAKE! The last dance is near the end of the film, where jewel-thief Gower tries to take a diamond bracelet from mannekin Marge. Superb choreography in both routines! I gave it an 8 out of 10.
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