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- kevin sellers
Just enough Astaire dance numbers (especially the one where he's an orchestra leader) and Artie Shaw music to keep this heavy "comedy" from sinking. Give it a C plus. P.S. The scene at the nightclub where Paulette Goddard reaches under the table to give Astaire...her phone number sure stirs the ol memory bank, huh?
welcome to modern times
- don letta
Second Chorus is Astaire's entrance into the jazzy, swinging' forties... and without Ginger. This time out, his partner is a non-musical Paulette Goddard, who acquits herself admirably keeping up with Astaire. Her Dig It number is a joy to watch, hinting of a more sensual/sexual dancing that filled the war-worried forties.Add to the mix, a sensual/sexual Concerto for Clarinet, by good looking Artie Shaw at the helm with Fred interpreting in dance, and you have a refreshingly modern segue.Fred made several more films in this modern vein throughout the forties, but none so satisfying as this.
Swing romance, Second chorus
- el debbo
Three stars for the parts featuring Artie Shaw, in his office, rehearsing with the band, telling the car valet "Don't bury it, brother, I'll be right back out." Handsome, magnetic, a clarinet genius...I loved watching him. But the rest of the movie, with its TEDIOUS storyline, was painful to watch. Wondered if Burgess Meredith got his signature hat, later used in Rocky, from this 1940 film.
Artie Shaw and Fred Astaire Movie
Artie Shaw and his orchestra make this movie worthwhile to watch and Fred Astaire's wonderful dancing also adds to the entertainment value.
a fun movie
seeing the artie shaw orchestra in action makes this priceless, especially when they do the concert for the clarinet number.