This movie marked the end of an era and the end of a legendary dance partnership!
Synopsis: Josh (Astaire) and Dinah Barkley (Rogers) are married and a professional song-and-dance couple whose routine bickering finally cause a breakup. Dinah decides she doesn't get enough credit for her ability and feels she is in Josh's shadow. She is offered a part in a stage play about Sarah Bernhardt and leaves Josh high and dry to take on this straight dramatic role as Sarah Bernhardt, but they later do reunite. This is the last Astaire/Rogers movie they did together and is the only one in they did in color.
This film is not a return back to the RKO days of Fred and Ginger's past ... it's essence has the trademark MGM stamp. You sense the words spoken by the two actors has a ring of truth in their real life partnership as they haven't danced together for over ten years or since 1939. The magic
and charisma is very much still alive, but in a VERY different way... Overall an excellent Astaire/Rogers film for the entire family.
* Fred and Gingers dancing is superb and Astaire's dancing here is more athletic and energetic. Ginger looks like she is really enjoying the dances with Fred. Fred dances a " Shoes With Wings" sequence where his shoes come alive magically which is also outstanding. Astaire and Rogers do a good Scottish dance and song to " My One and Only Highland Fling." The DVD version also features: Reunited at MGM: Astaire and Rogers Together Again, Vintage short: Annie Was a Wonder, Classic Droopy cartoon: Wags to Riches, Theatrical trailer