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Finian's Rainbow (1968)

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Average Rating: 6.1/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 2

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Nearly 20 years after it opened on Broadway, the E.Y. Harburg/Fred Saidy musical Finian's Rainbow was committed to film. Set in the mythical southern state of Missitucky, the story involves the whimsical Irishman Finian (Fred Astaire) and his daughter Sharon (Petula Clark) arriving in the community carrying a crock of gold, which they've stolen in the Auld Sod from Ogg the Leprechaun (Tommy Steele). Finian believes that if he buries the crock on American soil, it will grow into an even larger

Mar 15, 2005

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A light, pastoral fantasy with civil rights angles, underscored by comedy values.

December 11, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety
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An underrated musical.

February 11, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Joyless.

May 9, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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A marvelous evening right up to its last shot of Astaire walking away down a country road.

October 23, 2004 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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It's Fred Astaire's last musical and a sorry farewell.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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Not as bad as legend has it, but Francis Ford Coppola's film of Finian's Rainbow can hardly be called good

March 11, 2011 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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An allegory of the end of the studio system, couched in archaic-modern mementos

January 29, 2011 Full Review Source: CinePassion
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One of many musical stinkers made during a decade infamous for them.

December 11, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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An inauspicious early Coppola film of a muscial that was already dated by the time the cameras rolled.

October 22, 2003
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Astaire gives a dignified performance as the Irish immigrant with the leprechaun's pot of gold, Clarke is good as his feisty daughter, and the songs are hugely enjoyable.

May 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Film4
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Some great songs but it drags on forever.
June 9, 2008
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    1. Finian McLonergan: If one plants a pot of gold near Ft. Knox, he can become a rich man.
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