The Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Blogathon – Three Little Words (1950)


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!

“I got plenty of tunes in me!” – Harry

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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10 thoughts on “The Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Blogathon – Three Little Words (1950)

  1. It’s quite a coincidence because I received this film in the mail today. I’m a huge fan of Vera-Ellen and have been trying to get all of her films, which isn’t always an easy feat.
    This film is definitely particular and has a lot of dance segments that may seem a bit odd. The one when they throw the baby doll around is quite awful nowadays and really makes you wonder what they were thinking back then. It’s definitely one of the more forgotten titles of the day and is really for die-hard fans of the Musicals genre. Thanks for giving it a try! 🙂

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  3. Although this film isn’t a truly great biopic, I still enjoy it immensely. I was surprised at what a good team Astaire and Skelton made, and you can never go wrong with Vera-Ellen in my opinion. Still, I could see how it’d fall short for you.

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  4. I must admit that I’ve never seen this film, but I’m definitely going watch it soon. I generally enjoy biopic films. Of course some are better than others, but this is definitely worth a first viewing. Thanks for contributing this post to our blogathon.

    Also, I left a comment on your first article last night, but not sure if it went through. I would like to invite you to join my next blogathon. Here is the link.

    https://crystalkalyana.wordpress.com/2018/07/26/announcing-the-second-lauren-bacall-blogathon/

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