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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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Trivia

The western parody "Oh, Them Dudes" was inspired by Astaire's change-of-pace musical number "A Couple of Swells" in Easter Parade (1948), in which he and Judy Garland masqueraded as penniless and unshaven bums. See more »

Connections

Featured in Fred Astaire: Change Partners and Dance (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Why Fight the Feeling
(uncredited)
Written by Frank Loesser
Performed by Betty Hutton
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The Great Betty Shines Again!
18 December 2005 | by filmloverladySee all my reviews

This is another example of how entertaining movies could be! I loved seeing Betty with Fred, and it sure made me realize that Astaire was much more than a dancer. The affection between the two stars is apparent at every turn and you could actually imagine that they could have been a couple in real life. I loved the fact that this time Betty is a 'Mom' and the child who plays her son is a delight. The story line is nothing new, but the songs and the dancing is fantastic. As with movies from this era, the supporting cast is just wonderful and I loved seeing Ruth Warwick, what a beauty! She was another underrated actress of the time. The clothes are beautiful and best of all the whole family can sit and watch! If you enjoy the musical comedies of the golden age of Hollywood, than don't pass this one by-


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Let's Dance See more »

Company Credits

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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