The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)
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Movie InfoThis film is a reunion of the famed light-footed team of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. They appear as Josh and Dinah Barclay, a sparring married comedy team who split up then make up and return to the bright lights of Broadway.
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Critic Reviews for The Barkleys of Broadway
It isn't very witty - although it's supposed to be - and it isn't really satire, in the sense of Singin' in the Rain or The Band Wagon.
Though one of their weakest teaming, it's worth seeing this late (and last) Astaire-Rogers musical for historical reasons; Rogers replaced the ailing Judy Garland.
Astaire and Rogers last teaming, and full of wit, music, dance, and comedy.
It doesn't help that the music by Harry Warren and Ira Gershwin is slight.
This is a weak reteaming, unfortunately, and it's the screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green which does that.
It's Fred and Ginger and in color, but the movie's pretty bad.
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