Monday, September 6, 2010

Broadway Melody(1940)

Broadway Melody(1940). Cast: Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell and George Murphy.  Directed by Norman Taurog and features music by Cole Porter.

The film was the fourth and final film in MGM's "Broadway Melody" series, and is the only on-screen pairing of Astaire and Powell, who were thought to be the finest movie musical dancers of their time.

The story begins when,  Johnny Brett and King Shaw, work as a dance team in a dance hall. Because of a mistaken identity, Shaw gets offered the job to be Clare's dancing partner in a new Broadway show, when it was really Johnny's dancing that caught producer Bob Casey eye. The partnership breaks up, but Johnny stays to help out Shaw.


  1. Great pick Dawn. I recently watched this movie and loved it. Eleanor Powell is amazing. She is one of my favorite dancers. You know that would be a good idea for the next poll...who is your favorite dancing partner for Fred Astaire? What do you think?

  2. I'm having trouble with the poll blog site. Will try again later :(