Fred Astaire is a movie producer all the way in Paris to grab onto a famous composer to conduct a score for a new Hollywood picture he's making, which is going to star the "swimming girl" Janis Paige. It turns out that that conductor is from Russia, and because the government of his country is so darn strict, they send over a slew of comrades. When the three there fall in love with the City of Lights they don't want to leave, so Russia sends in a new comrade, a la Cyd Charisse. She's ready to do her deeds, but of course with Fred's sly charms that he's always up to, she falls in love with him, changes her attitude, and decides to live a more "romantic" lifestyle. If that darn actress Janis Paige wouldn't stop getting in the way of their budding relationship ... "Silk Stockings" was *sigh* the last big-budget Hollywood musical for both Fred Astaire AND Cyd Charisse. Okay, I'll admit it, Fred was way past his prime at this point, but Cyd ... oh, it's so sad. Luckily for the both of them, "Silk Stockings" is a good way to say goodbye. Yes good, not great, but still charming and entertaining. Sure, the dancing isn't as good as it was in 1953's "The Band Wagon" (their first outing together), but in this film Fred was 58 going 59, and Cyd was 36. But thanks to Cole Porter, the songs are simply terrific, especially the superb "All of You", which could make anybody swoon over. And the fact that this movie was based on the always charming comedy "Ninotchka", it evokes that euphoric Hollywood feel that we all love to see Fred in. It doesn't have anything on "Easter Parade" or "Top Hat". But hey, it's still good. And with great performances by both Cyd and Janis Paige, "Silk Stockings" shows power at a time where musicals just weren't that popular anymore.