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Blue Skies (1946)

Unrated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 16 October 1946 (USA)
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Jed Potter looks back on a love triangle conducted over the course of years and between musical numbers. Dancer Jed loves showgirl Mary, who loves compulsive nightclub-opener Johnny, who ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Johnny Adams
... Jed Potter
... Mary O'Hara
... Tony
... Nita Nova
Mikhail Rasumny ... François
... Mack
... Martha - Mary Elizabeth's Nanny
... Mary Elizabeth Adams
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Jed Potter looks back on a love triangle conducted over the course of years and between musical numbers. Dancer Jed loves showgirl Mary, who loves compulsive nightclub-opener Johnny, who can't stay committed to anything in life for very long. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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Paramount's Melody Masterpiece Featuring All of Irving Berlin's Biggest Hits! See more »


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16 October 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blau ist der Himmel  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. It was released on DVD 6 May 2003, in tandem with Birth of the Blues (1941), as part of Universal's Bing Crosby Collection, and again 11 November 2014 as one of 24 titles in Universal's Bing Crosby Silver Screen Collection. Since that time, it's also enjoyed an occasional airing on cable TV on Turner Classic Movies. See more »

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In the opening tilt pan shot of Rockefeller Center, the waterfalls are clearly in reverse. See more »

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Referenced in Where There's Life (1947) See more »

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Russian Lullaby
Words and Music by Irving Berlin (1927)
Sung by Bing Crosby
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Ok Movie, One Great Scene
13 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

First off, this movie is not that great. Fred Astaire is the only standout, and the rest of the cast is just vanilla. However, one scene makes watching the entire film worth it. Anyone who does not know who Fred Astaire is should watch this movie for, most likely, his most famous dance scene. "Puttin on the Ritz" is performed spectacularly through amazing tapdancing and mirror effects and makes you wonder exactly how they did this scene. I suggest you watch, purely for this scene.


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