Easter Parade

1948

Easter Parade

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90%

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Total Count: 21

86%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 9,303
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Movie Info

A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous and to prove he can make any partner a star.

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Cast

Fred Astaire
as Don Hewes
Judy Garland
as Hannah Brown
Ann Miller
as Nadine Hale
Peter Lawford
as Jonathan Harrow III
Jules Munshin
as Francois
Clinton Sundberg
as Mike the Bartender
Jimmie Bates
as Boy With Astaire in `Drum Crazy' Musical Number
Dee Turnell
as Specialty Girl
Bobbie Priest
as Specialty Girl
Patricia Jackson
as Specialty Girl
Lola Albright
as Hat Model Showgirl
Joi Lansing
as Hat Model Showgirl
Lynn Romer
as `Delineator' Twin
Jeanne Romer
as `Delineator' Twin
Helene Heigh
as Modiste
Nolan Leary
as Drug Store Clerk
Doris Kemper
as Mary, Hannah's Backstage Maid
Frank Mayo
as Headwaiter
Benay Venuta
as Bar Patron
Carmi Tryon
as Dog Act
Robert Emmett O'Connor
as Cop Who Gives Johnny a Ticket
Bob Jellison
as Drugstore Customer
Ralph Sanford
as Hotel Detective
Fern Eggen
as Salesgirl in `Drum Crazy' Musical Number
Angie Poulis
as Peddler With Umbrella
Sig Frohlich
as Callboy at Roof Garden
Harry Fox
as Hotel Front Desk Clerk
Howard Mitchell
as Drugstore Customer
Ruth Hall
as Showgirl
Gail Langford
as Showgirl
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Critic Reviews for Easter Parade

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (6)

  • Easter Parade is a musical with old and new Irving Berlin tunes and standout dance numbers.

    Aug 15, 2007 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • Easter Parade may not strike the perfect balance between song-dance interludes and story, but it's an appealing show just the same.

    Aug 8, 2006 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Easter Parade is the sort of musical to put your feet up for.

    Jan 26, 2006
  • A fantastic movie, featuring two of the finest motion picture performers ever, Astaire and Judy Garland, in their only cinematic pairing. Ann Miller also stars in there, too, to spice things up even more.

    Apr 21, 2005
  • The slight plot is laced with generous dollops of vintage Irving Berlin songs, several of them staged with dazzling ingenuity.

    Apr 17, 2001 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    George Perry

    BBC.com
    Top Critic
  • The Irving Berlin score is bright, and Walters is one director who knows when to leave Astaire to his own devices.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Easter Parade

  • Aug 08, 2010
    Another great Irving Berlin musical, with some superior talent in Astaire and Garland. The only thing that I am worrisome over is the entire concept that this movie ties in with the Easter Parade, when in fact it's barely mentioned.
    Spencer S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 09, 2008
    Okay, seriously, Fred Astaire - who are you kidding picking Judy Garland over Ann Miller? No man in his right mind would ever reject the always charming Ann Miller after that dazzling tap number for that lame-o tramp (and by tramp I mean bum, not slut) routine. Nevertheless, this was solid. The songs are great, Judy Garland's vibrato voice always works for her, and Fred Astaire taps dat off the walls! It's a delightful confection. Like eating an Easter candy.
    Jennifer X Super Reviewer
  • May 04, 2007
    The "u" really makes the word "beautiful" beautiful. Aesthetically and phonetically, without it it's almost infantile, sounding fairly hideous and encumbering any original meaning, instead resulting in what reminds me of a bad vegetable. Beatifl. Just...no. So, here's to you, "u"! [This entry brought to you by Friday's Most Glaring Work Typo, and the letter "U"] [size=1][This entry was definitely not edited.][/size]
    Neum D Super Reviewer
  • Apr 06, 2007
    A cute musical. Judy and Fred are a spectacle together. 81/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer

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