Blue Skies (1946) - Rotten Tomatoes

Blue Skies (1946)




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This Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire musical is packed with Irving Berlin songs; it also features a plot that centers on a radio star who was formerly a famous music hall dancer. Much of the tale is told in flashback and follows the rivalry between him and his former partner as they vie for the love the same woman. His partner won out and married the girl but couldn't succeed and they were unhappy. Soon after their daughter is born, the two break up and the divorced wife heads back for the radio star until her ex-husband intervenes and she returns to him, causing the star to begin drinking.


Bing Crosby
as Johnny Adams
Fred Astaire
as Jed Potter
Joan Caulfield
as Mary O'Hara
Olga San Juan
as Nita Nova
Victoria Horne
as Martha Nurse
Karolyn Grimes
as Mary Elizabeth
Robert Benchley
as Businessman
Jimmy Conlin
as Jeffrey
Joel Friend
as Specialty dancer
John Gallaudet
as Stage manager
Roy Gordon
as Charles Dillingham
Len Hendry
as Electrician
Roberta Jonay
as Hat check girl
John Kelly
as Tough Guy
Charles La Torre
as Mr. Rakopolis
Peggy McIntyre
as Mary Elizabeth
Paula Ray
as Guest
Albert Ruiz
as Specialty dancer
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Critic Reviews for Blue Skies

All Critics (5)

This Fred Astaire-Bing Crosby musical is plotless, but the performers are charming and the movie includes some of Irving Berling's best songs.

January 9, 2011 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Astaire's dancing is just the best.

February 18, 2007 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Gorgeous color, gorgeous talents. And Berlin classics.

October 16, 2004 | Rating: 5/5

Great songs, great teaming of Crosby and Astaire, dismal script.

November 26, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Blue Skies


Bing and Fred are well matched in this ultra colorful musical that for something so bright and supposedly cheery touches on some very dark themes, divorce, alcoholism etc., although rather glancingly. Still Fred has some great dancing performances, the one where he is performing with a chorus line make up completely of mirror images of himself is particularly impressive. His voice and Bing's meld together very well and since the music is by Irving Berlin it makes for a very enjoyable experience indeed.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Crosby plays against his typical roles, and shows he can play more serious roles as well as the silly romantic types he's done previously. The movie also has Astaire who may or may not be the better choice for the woman in the movie. A very interesting story.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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