Finian's Rainbow (1968)
Average Rating: 5.4/10
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Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 6
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Average Rating: 6.1/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 2
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Average Rating: 3.3/5
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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
Oct 9, 1968 Wide
Mar 15, 2005
Warner Home Video
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A light, pastoral fantasy with civil rights angles, underscored by comedy values.
A marvelous evening right up to its last shot of Astaire walking away down a country road.
Not as bad as legend has it, but Francis Ford Coppola's film of Finian's Rainbow can hardly be called good
An allegory of the end of the studio system, couched in archaic-modern mementos
An inauspicious early Coppola film of a muscial that was already dated by the time the cameras rolled.
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.
Audience Reviews for Finian's Rainbow
- Finian McLonergan: If one plants a pot of gold near Ft. Knox, he can become a rich man.
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