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The first telecasts of this film occurred in New York City Thursday 25 December 1947 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Washington DC Wednesday 31 December 1947 on WTTG (Channel 5), in Los Angeles Sunday 4 January 1948 on KTLA (Channel 5), in Boston Saturday 21 August 1948 on WBZ (Channel 4), in Baltimore Monday 1 November 1948 on freshly launched WAAM (Channel 13), in Atlanta Tuesday 23 November 1948 on WSB (Channel 8), in Detroit Wednesday 1 December 1948 on WWJ (Channel 4), in St. Louis Friday 31 December 1948 on KSD (Channel 5), and in Cincinnati Wednesday 7 September 1949 on WKRC (Channel 11). See more »
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True, It's Far From Fred's Best, But I've Seen Worse
A generally-entertaining story that was fun to watch, except for a number of parts in the final 30 minutes which annoyed me. It was, well, the normal lying and deceiving that was played out in so many films of this era, and is so many of Fred Astaire's movies.
Speaking of Astaire, I watch his films to see him dance. That's what he does best, so it was disappointing not to see much of that in "Second Chorus."
Although I thought Charles Butterworth's character was stupid, I really enjoyed seeing a young Burgess Meredith and it's always a treat to see Paulette Goddard, one of the real beauties of the 1940s. Overall, this was a good- hearted story and when Astaire danced, he was fantastic, as always.
The songs are in here are good and band-leader Artie Shaw even showed he could act, too. I liked this despite poor tape quality. I see that this is out on DVD so I might consider purchasing this, even though Astaire himself has been quoted as saying "Second Chorus" was his "worst movie." Ouch!
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