This is the second of three posts dedicated to the The Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Blogathon being held over at In The Good Old Days of Hollywood.
Tnx Crystal for letting me take part!
Number of Times Seen – 1 (16 Jul 2018)
Brief Synopsis – Based on the true story of a songwriting team and how they became so successful together.
My Take on it – This film is a very typical song and dance musical of the time that it was made.
It unfortunately doesn’t add anything to the genre and comes across as pretty boring actually because it feels way too predictable and nothing of much interest happens through the whole film.
Both Fred Astaire and Red Skelton are fine here and give some nice song and dance scenes, but again, there isn’t anything really unique about this film that would make it stand out or feel memorable in the least.
Bottom Line – Pretty boring yet typical musical comedy of its era that doesn’t offer very much. The story is quite predictable and nothing really unique happens throughout this entire film. Astaire and Skelton are both fine here, but neither makes this film feel any more memorable.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby were friends of Fred Astaire from their early days together in vaudeville. Astaire said the film was one of his all-time favorites. (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)
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