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Let's Dance (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 29 November 1950 (USA)
Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a ... See full summary »

Director:

Norman Z. McLeod (as Norman McLeod)

Writers:

Dane Lussier (additional dialogue), Allan Scott | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Betty Hutton ... Kitty McNeil
Fred Astaire ... Donald Elwood
Roland Young ... Edmund Pohlwhistle
Ruth Warrick ... Carola Everett
Lucile Watson ... Serena Everett
Gregory Moffett Gregory Moffett ... Richard 'Richie' Everett
Barton MacLane ... Larry Channock
Shepperd Strudwick ... Timothy Bryant
Melville Cooper ... Charles Wagstaffe
Harold Huber ... Marcel
George Zucco ... Judge Mackenzie
Peggy Badley Peggy Badley ... Bubbles Malone
Virginia Toland Virginia Toland ... Elsie
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Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a way according to the customs of her dead husband's class. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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HEARTS ARE DANCING WITH JOY! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

One of only seven films Betty Hutton made in Technicolor. The others are Happy Go Lucky (1943), Incendiary Blonde (1945), The Perils of Pauline (1947), Annie Get Your Gun (1950), The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) and Somebody Loves Me (1952). See more »


Soundtracks

Can't Stop Talking About Him
(uncredited)
Written by Frank Loesser
Performed by Betty Hutton and Fred Astaire
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Betty Hutton at her sparkling best
19 May 2005 | by jim-1140See all my reviews

Maybe this film was never going to pick up an Oscar, but for plain entertainment value it's pretty hard to beat. You've got to remember that this film is over fifty years old and, although the quality of the video is very good, they did things a little differently back then. What was funny or topical at that time might well go over our heads today. The plot isn't gripping, but it will keep you amused, and the film really buzzes in places. Astaire dances to his usual excellent standard, with some unusual and snappy routines, but for the first time, he really has to compete for the stage with his partner. Miss Hutton not only keeps up with Astaire, she actually manages to upstage the 'Master' in the dance routines. You'll have to watch the film four or five times before you start to look at Astaire when they dance together. Betty Hutton is totally magnetic; you can't stop watching her for a moment. Although she may not have quite the technical abilities of some of Astaire's previous partners, she more than makes up for that with her enthusiasm and dynamic personality. It's like tossing a grenade into a vat of champagne - an explosion of sparkle and fizz. And make no mistake about it...That gal can dance! Well worth seeing.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Let's Dance See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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