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August 8, 2015
One of Fred Astaire's best films. While it might be his work with Ginger Rogers that has entered the pantheon of film, It's his later pairings that I actually find more enjoyable, and this particular one is the best. Cyd Charisse is not only a fine dancer, but a great actress and comedienne. This is a great script and a great production that's out loud funny and greatly entertaining.
½ March 31, 2015
Not one of my favorite Fred movies... Next.
October 27, 2014
Cold war musical poking fun of popular perceptions of Russia at the time. The story works and the numerous numbers are decent, although it's only when Fred dances does it really come alive.
½ April 28, 2014
didn't like the communist jokes .... but loved the movie none the less
½ January 20, 2014
Surprised by how much I enjoyed this one. A very sexy movie (and musical) for the mid '50s. Cyd Charisse was very beautiful, and it helped that the script was based on Ninotchka. Astaire is solid as usual, but it's Charisse who really shines in this.
August 14, 2013
Cyd Charisse was Fred's best dancing partner in film, only Barrie Chase from his NBC TV specials was more talented. Outstanding Cole Porter score.
½ October 7, 2012
musical version of garbo's 'ninotchka'
½ May 18, 2012
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.
½ January 29, 2012
'Paris Loves Lovers' still has me humming
½ July 7, 2011
Sparkling musical revamp of the Ninotchka story - with Cyd Charisse in her finest film role and Fred Astaire in the last of his great dance musicals. The music by Cole Porter is, at times, absolutely sublime with the best moments coming during the quieter numbers (such as "All of You") - Charisse singing (dubbed) and dancing with Astaire; or dancing solo - the tone is pure romance. The supporting cast provide a lot of the comedy - they include Peter Lorre and also Janis Paige (who belts out "Stereophonic Sound"). Astaire produces some dazzling dance routines, as always. Oddly it's the bigger numbers where it doesn't quite hit the heights - "Red Blues" and "Ritz Roll and Rock" - which seem to acknowledge the changing times in popular music. Astaire chose just the right moment to bow out - but he did so here on a high!
March 28, 2011
Stereophonic Sound is an awesome song.
½ March 4, 2011
Silk Stockings is something of an enigma. Even though it is a remake, this film is fun to watch. The music is excellent to listen to. Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse give amazing performances. The script is still good. Rouben Mamoulian did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed this motion picture because of the romance. Silk Stockings is a must see.
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½ November 17, 2010
This is a musical version of Ninotchka, and with a better cast, I enjoyed it. It's a lot funnier than the first movie too.
½ September 3, 2010
Ninotchka is better, even though I would like to see a new version with slightly better manuscript... I cannot imagine how Fred Astaire would ever seduce Ninotchka, but I don't like him.
August 8, 2010
Delightful and very charming musical version of Ninotchka starring the always great Fred Astaire and the very sexy Cyd Charisse. Sure, the film was released during the whole Red Scare, so it had some obvious elements of communism bad, freedom good, but itā??s not really distracting. There are great musical numbers, including the very fun Stereophonic Sound and the awesome Ritz Roll and Rock showing off Astaireā??s always incredible dance moves. Just an overall fun and entertaining film from start to finish thatā??s easy to watch and flies by.
April 26, 2010
hoot hoot hoot hoot!!
½ April 25, 2010
A good, fun Cole Porter-filled romp through Paris.
½ April 10, 2010
original Ninotchka is still better :)
March 8, 2010
The musical of "Ninotchka" worked very well. The story is pretty much the same, but much more light-hearted and with amazing dance routines. All in all a good movie that holds its own.
December 27, 2009
No Ninotchka. Astaire is too old for the role and the chemistry between him and Charisse isn't as good or believable as that between Garbo and Douglas. Charisse's dancing is divine, but the films isn't the best showcase of either dancer's talents.
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