This is a rare treat: we have an Astaire-Rodgers film - their tenth and last together - in colour. The dancing is as effortless as always, which is a measure of their talent and professionalism for, after making one or two films every year for seven years (1933-39), there had been a hiatus of ten years before they got together again on screen. The plot is insubstantial - a husband and wife dance team squabbling over whether or not they should stay together or go their separate ways. The screenplay was by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.
The supporting cast is headed by composer, pianist, and actor Oscar Levant who is his usual laconic, slightly cynical but always witty self; in the movie Levant gives sparkling performances of Khachaturian's Sabre Dance and a much edited first movement from Tchaikovsky's 1st Piano Concerto.
The original film music is by Harry Warren with lyrics by Ira Gershwin or Arthur Freed. The hit song is `This heart of mine' with, as a finale, a reprise from the film Shall We Dance of the Gershwins' `They can't take that away from me'.
Despite its shortcomings judged from the standards of more modern musicals, an Astaire-Rogers musical, in colour yet, is always entertaining.