A musical remake of Ninotchka: After three bumbling Soviet agents fail in their mission to retrieve a straying Soviet composer from Paris, the beautiful, ultra-serious Ninotchka is sent to ... See full summary »
Johnny Brett and King Shaw are an unsuccessful dance team in New York. A producer discovers Brett as the new partner for Clare Bennett, but Brett, who thinks he is one of the people they lent money to gives him the name of his partner.
Josh and Dinah Barkley are a successful (though argumentative) musical-comedy team, yet Dinah chafes as Galatea to her husband's Pygmalion. When serious playwright Jacques Barredout envisions her as a great dramatic actress, Dinah is not hard to persuade.Written by
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MGM Records issued a truncated sound track album in conjunction with the film's 1949 release, which, like In the Good Old Summertime (1949), was issued only on the 78rpm speed, with no ten-inch LP released. Only four numbers were included, leaving six omitted: "A Weekend in the Country," "Bouncin' the Blues," "Sabre Dance," "Swing Trot," "Manhattan Downbeat" and the Tchaikovsky concerto. Whereas In the Good Old Summertime (1949) was issued on LP in the 1950s, the long-out-of-print The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) would not find is way to LP until 1973. See more »
The "Shoes With Wings On" number could not have been presented on a stage. The dancers controlling the shoes would have been visible. The "invisible" dancers could only be done with optical effects. Notice that you cannot see the inside of the shoes. See more »
The way we danced until three, The way you changed my life, No, no they can't take that away from me, No, they can't take that away from me.
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Another fluffy concoction from the Freed unit at MGM, this one most notable for the reteaming of Rogers and Astaire after a ten year break, with the usual mix of tunes and laughs. Full of the usual high jinks expected from the stars, the screenwriters and the creative team it's hard to resist...even if the polish can't completely cover all the cracks. When Fred and Ginger dance (again) to "They Can't Take That Away From Me" you just can't help but melt! Who could ask for anything more?
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