Three Little Words (1950)


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Movie Info

This film is a "twin" musical biopic, covering the lives of songwriters Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby. Fred Astaire plays Kalmar, a frustrated magician, while Red Skelton is wannabe baseball player Ruby. After meeting during a disastrous vaudeville show, the oil-and-water Bert and Harry become a popular songwriting team.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: George Wells
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 25, 2006


as Bert Kalmar

as Harry Ruby

as Jessie Brown / Jessi...

as Eileen Percy Ruby

as Charlie Kope

as Terry Lordel

as Mrs. Carter DeHaven

as Himself

as Clanahan

as Helen Kane

as Al Masters

as Singing Voice of Ver...

as Al Schacht

as Singing Voice of Deb...

as Mendoza the Great

as Philip Goodman

as Barker

as Black Boy

as Pianist

as Assistant

as Prop Man

as Stage Manager

as Messenger

as Francesca Ladovan

as Director

as Piano Mover

as Guest Piano Player

as Marty Collister

as Baseball Player

as Baseball Player

as Baseball Player

as Juice Vendor

as Mendoza the Great

as Barker
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Critic Reviews for Three Little Words

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

A pleasingly gentle and sanitized musical biopic.

Full Review… | January 17, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

As always, Astaire's dancing redeems the routine.

July 21, 2006
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for Three Little Words

Routine musical, at least as routine as it can be with talents like Astaire and Vera-Ellen in it, they're well matched and when they dance the picture lives and it is beautifully shot but it just doesn't have that zip that the best MGM musicals do.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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