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Royal Wedding (1951)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 23 March 1951 (USA)
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Tom and Ellen Bowen are a brother and sister dance act whose show closes in New York. Their agent books them in London for the same period as the Royal Wedding. They travel by ship where ... See full summary »

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Tom and Ellen Bowen are a brother and sister dance act whose show closes in New York. Their agent books them in London for the same period as the Royal Wedding. They travel by ship where Ellen meets and becomes involved with Lord John Brindale. This causes her to miss a rehearsal. Tom (Astaire) uses the time to dance with a hat rack and gym equipment. Later Tom and Ellen attempt a graceful dance number as the ship rolls. Upon arrival Tom holds auditions and meets Anne. There is much indecision by the siblings about their romantic partners even though they are in-the-clouds. Tom dances on the walls and ceiling of his hotel room. All ends well in this light musical. By the way, there is a vaudeville-style dance number in their show that features slapstick. It's a hoot. Written by Paul Corr

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23 March 1951 (USA)  »

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Boda real  »

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$1,590,920 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The "You're All the World to Me" dance was accomplished by putting a whole room, attached camera and harnessed cameraman inside a 20 ft. diameter rotating "squirrel cage." See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, Fred Astaire is lounging on a throne, obviously bored. He yawns and covers his mouth with the front of his hand. Cut to the next shot and he's now covering his mouth with the back of his hand. See more »

Quotes

Tom Bowen: Sorry, I thought you were *him*.
Anne Ashmond: How odd.
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Referenced in Meet Me on the Southbank (2013) See more »

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SUNDAY JUMPS
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Music by Burton Lane
Danced by Fred Astaire
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Jane Powell holds her own with the amazing Fred Astaire
6 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

It's hard to pick one of Fred Astaire's movies as a favorite or as his best! But of course Royal Wedding has to hit the top of the classics simply for the famous "dance on the ceiling".

Jane Powell plays his sister and does a very nice job, considering she and Fred never practiced any dance routines together before shooting the film! A must-see for Astaire fans, and if you're not a fan, watch this film and you will be!


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