The Sky's the Limit (1943) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Sky's the Limit (1943)

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Movie Info

In this film, Fred Astaire plays a war hero who sneaks into New York incognito in order to spend a quiet furlough in the city. He meets photojournalist Joan Leslie, who assumes that Astaire is a coward because of his apparent unwillingness to contribute to the war effort.

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Cast

Fred Astaire
as Fred Atwell
Joan Leslie
as Joan Manion
Robert Benchley
as Phil Harriman
Robert Ryan
as Reg Fenton
Marjorie Gateson
as Canteen Hostess
Richard Davies
as Lt. Dick Merlin
Eric Blore
as Jackson
Clarence Kolb
as Harvey J. Sloan
Henri DeSoto
as Headwaiter
Dorothy Kelly
as Harriman's Secretary
Norma Drury
as Mrs. Roskowski
Jerry Mandy
as Italian Waiter
Ida Shoemaker
as Flower Woman
Paul Hurst
as Stevedore Foreman
Amelita Ward
as San Francisco Girl
Rhoda Reese
as Powers Model
Neil Hamilton
as Naval Commander
Dick Rush
as Railway Conductor
Georgia Caine
as Charwoman
Buck Bucko
as Cowboy
Roy Bucko
as Cowboy
Joseph Kim
as Chinese Official
Joe Bernard
as Bartender
Al Murphy
as Bartender
Jack Carr
as Customer
Ferris Taylor
as Keifer, the Chef
Frank Melton
as Navy Officer
Peter Lawford
as USAF Officer
Olin Howland
as 4-F Man
Victor Potel
as Joe, the Bartender
Larry Rio
as Dancing Soldier
Al Hill
as Sergeant
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Critic Reviews for The Sky's the Limit

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

The movie manages to fulfill its topical patriotic duties in a way that feels fresh, urgent and honest about its time and place.

Full Review… | July 31, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

A Fred Astaire flick that has no Ginger Rogers, but turns out bearable as a slight escape film that is instantly forgettable.

Full Review… | May 10, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for The Sky's the Limit

Astaire and Leslie plus a score by Arlen and Mercer make this wartime musical romance shine; Astaire's solo "One for My Baby" and the Oscar-nominated "My Shining Hour" are standouts.

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt
½

Minor Astaire vehicle but he does some wonderful dancing with One for My Baby a particular highlight.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

A delightful comedy romance, it's very funny and clever. I enjoyed it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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