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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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Nice music, some cute sparring, but not enough Fred dancing!
In this 1940 film, Fred Astaire (Danny) plays a 7th year college student (he was only 41 at the time), who keeps flunking courses so he can stay on in town and play trumpet in a very successful dance band. His roommate and fellow bandmate is played by (Hank)Burgess Meredith.
Fred & Burgess are vying for the affections of the lovely Paulette Goddard (Ellen), who meets Fred at a dance, and later takes a job as his booking agent and secretary.
Ellen is hired away by Artie Shaw, and the remainder of the movie takes place in New York. Danny & Hank have both followed Ellen to New York, and are trying to get on with Artie Shaw's band. A series of mishaps and problems follows, as both men try to win Ellen and a job with the band, while knocking each other out of Ellen's affections.
Charles Butterworth plays the unfortunate Mr. Chisholm, who is the butt of many of the jokes and mishaps.
Not very original, and on the DVD I saw, pretty muddy, but still it's Fred Astaire, and there is one nice dance number featuring Fred as a band conductor who just busts out dancing. There are also some nice big band numbers, and Paulette Goddard makes a nice foil for Astaire.
Worth seeing, if you are a Fred Astaire fan or just love big bands and Artie Shaw.
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