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The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)

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The Barkleys of Broadway became Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers' "reunion" picture purely by accident. Originally conceived as a follow-up to the successful Astaire-Judy Garland vehicle Easter Parade, Barkleys was to have starred Fred and Judy as a successful musical comedy team that breaks up when the female half decides to become a "serious" artist. Just before shooting started, Garland fell ill, Rogers replaced her, and the rest, as they say, is history. The script is as thin as a spider's

Aug 16, 2005

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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.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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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.

March 24, 2012 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Astaire and Rogers last teaming, and full of wit, music, dance, and comedy.

February 18, 2008
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It doesn't help that the music by Harry Warren and Ira Gershwin is slight.

May 19, 2007 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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This is a weak reteaming, unfortunately, and it's the screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green which does that.

August 29, 2006 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

It's Fred and Ginger and in color, but the movie's pretty bad.

January 16, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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