Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)
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An inept dancer is mistakenly offered the lead in a Broadway show as his talented partner attempts to coach him in preparation. His drinking makes it impossible for him to perform, so his partner dons a mask and performs for him, impressing the audience and the leading lady. Before too long, his identity is exposed but all ends well. Starring Fred Astaire, George Murphy and Eleanor Powell, this musical features well-known songs by Cole Porter.
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Critic Reviews for Broadway Melody of 1940
... another ridiculous story that justifies itself in the historic one-time-only pairing of MGM's Queen of Tap Powell and the cinematic grace incarnate Fred Astaire.
Audience Reviews for Broadway Melody of 1940
The through story is pure piffle but it doesn't matter whenever Fred or Eleanor dance which is a great deal of the time. Lush and entertaining.
This just in: A crack team of research scientists have determined that it is physiologically impossible to have the blues and watch a Fred Astaire dance routine at the same time. :)
Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell .. they're simply AMAZING to watch together! The movie itself isn't that great. This pairing gets the 5 star rating.
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