The Sky's the Limit (1943)

The Sky's the Limit





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After a four-year absence, Fred Astaire returns to RKO Radio for the Ginger Rogers-less The Sky's the Limit. Astaire plays a war hero who wants to spend a quiet furlough in New York. Since the city is poised to give Astaire a ticker-tape welcome, he sneaks into town incognito. He meets photojournalist Joan Leslie, who assumes that Astaire is a slacker and a coward because of his apparent unwillingness to contribute to the war effort. Just as in the earlier Astaire-Rogers vehicles, all … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Frank Fenton, Lynn Root, S.K. Lauren
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 19, 2012
RKO Radio Pictures


as Fred Atwell

as Joan Manion

as Phil Harriman

as Reg Fenton

as Mrs. Fisher

as Canteen Hostess

as Jackson

as Lt. Dick Merlin

as Harvey J. Sloan

as Headwaiter

as Harriman's Secretary

as Mrs. Roskowski

as Italian Waiter

as Doorman

as Flower Woman

as Stevedore Foreman

as San Francisco Girl

as Powers Model

as Naval Commander

as Railway Conductor

as Charwoman

as Cowboy

as Cowboy

as Chinese Official

as Bartender

as Bartender

as Navy Officer

as Keifer, the Chef

as USAF Officer

as 4-F Man

as Joe, the Bartender

as Dancing Soldier

as Sergeant
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Critic Reviews for The Sky's the Limit

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

The movie manages to fulfill its topical patriotic duties in a way that feels fresh, urgent and honest about its time and place.

Full Review… | July 31, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

A Fred Astaire flick that has no Ginger Rogers, but turns out bearable as a slight escape film that is instantly forgettable.

Full Review… | May 10, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for The Sky's the Limit


Minor Astaire vehicle but he does some wonderful dancing with One for My Baby a particular highlight.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

A delightful comedy romance, it's very funny and clever. I enjoyed it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Fred Astaire is a war hero returning home, and he slips away to avoid a ticker tape parade in his honor so he can have a quiet furlough. Then he meets Joan Leslie. Cute wartime musical, it isn't very original but it's well done. Joan Leslie is a delight and Robert Benchley provides excellent support. Good score and some great songs. It was nominated for two Academy Awards, the song "My Shining Hour" and also the musical score.

James Higgins

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