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on 12 October 2011
Anyone interested in dance in Hollywood musicals should have this. Among other things it has two of the greatest dance sequences ever put on film, with marvellous choreography by Eugene Loring (who worked a lot with American Ballet Theatre at that period). The "Coffee Time" number is a knockout.
Astaire is, as usual, on top form. He has a knack of making the extreme look so easy, but then he was a stickler for the ultimate work ethic and accuracy. His partner here is Lucille Bremer. She is terrific, and matches him step for step in a all the dance work. I admired Rogers very much; and there are two sequences that are way up there with the best. However, I always thought that Rita Hayworth (look at the two movies they made together) was his best partner, and Miss Bremer is as good. There is also the added attraction of the great Mildred Natwick (remember her in Hitchcock's TROUBLE WITH HARRY bakingg blueberry muffins).
A lovely evening's entertainment.