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Blue Skies (1946)

Blue Skies




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This Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire musical is packed with Irving Berlin songs; it also features a plot that centers on a radio star who was formerly a famous music hall dancer. Much of the tale is told in flashback and follows the rivalry between him and his former partner as they vie for the love the same woman. His partner won out and married the girl but couldn't succeed and they were unhappy. Soon after their daughter is born, the two break up and the divorced wife heads back for the radio star until her ex-husband intervenes and she returns to him, causing the star to begin drinking.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Irving Berlin, Allan Scott, Arthur Sheekman, Allan Scott, Allan G. Scott
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 13, 1994
Paramount Pictures


Bing Crosby
as Johnny Adams
Fred Astaire
as Jed Potter
Joan Caulfield
as Mary O'Hara
Olga San Juan
as Nita Nova
Victoria Horne
as Martha Nurse
Karolyn Grimes
as Mary Elizabeth
Robert Benchley
as Businessman
Jimmy Conlin
as Jeffrey
Joel Friend
as Specialty dancer
John Gallaudet
as Stage manager
Roy Gordon
as Charles Dillingham
Len Hendry
as Electrician
Roberta Jonay
as Hat check girl
Charles La Torre
as Mr. Rakopolis
Peggy McIntyre
as Mary Elizabeth
Paula Ray
as Guest
Albert Ruiz
as Specialty dancer
John Kelly
as Tough Guy
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Critic Reviews for Blue Skies

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 28, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

This Fred Astaire-Bing Crosby musical is plotless, but the performers are charming and the movie includes some of Irving Berling's best songs.

Full Review… | January 9, 2011

Astaire's dancing is just the best.

Full Review… | February 18, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Gorgeous color, gorgeous talents. And Berlin classics.

October 16, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

Audience Reviews for Blue Skies


Bing and Fred are well matched in this ultra colorful musical that for something so bright and supposedly cheery touches on some very dark themes, divorce, alcoholism etc., although rather glancingly. Still Fred has some great dancing performances, the one where he is performing with a chorus line make up completely of mirror images of himself is particularly impressive. His voice and Bing's meld together very well and since the music is by Irving Berlin it makes for a very enjoyable experience indeed.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Crosby plays against his typical roles, and shows he can play more serious roles as well as the silly romantic types he's done previously. The movie also has Astaire who may or may not be the better choice for the woman in the movie. A very interesting story.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


Stunning Technicolor, sappy plot, Irving Berlin tunes including the Oscar-nominated "You Keep Coming Back Like a Song" and Fred Astaire's dance to "Puttin' on the Ritz."

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