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The Sky's The Limit (aka: You Made Me Love You, Lookout Below)

" Boy See's Girl, Girl See's Boy, So They Just Had To Get Together"

-- Synopsis: Romantic, charming and kind of a simplistic but an enjoyable wartime picture from his post-Ginger Rogers period. Fred Astaire plays Flying Tiger Ace Fred Atwella, a decorated American fighter pilot who's taking some incognito R& R, but his laissez-faire guise ends up infuriating Joan Manyon (Joan Leslie,) the young lady he met at the Colonial Club which he's infatuated with. Robert Benchley deliver's his variation on his old " Treasurer's Report" monologue in this film.

* Joan Leslie was perhaps Astaire's most appealing partner after Rogers, and the two light up the screen with their smile-inducing song-and-dance duet " I've Got a Lot in Common with You."This film also has one of Astaire's best solo scenes if not ever where Astaire croons " One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)," in a Juke joint while angrily expressing his despair and heartbreak to the bartender while Tap Dancing atop the bar, smashing Shot Glasses, breaking mirrors and destroying the bar in the process (yes, he actually did cut his shins and ankles on the broken glass.) Fred's solo dance number on a railroad track was cut from the film. A highly recommended Astaire film. Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars.

 

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Date: Language: Availability:
1943 English [DVD | VHS]
Studio: Format: Genre: 
R.K.O. Black and White Romance, Dance
Runtime: Country Made: Director:
89 minutes USA Edward H. Griffith
Featured Dancer Featured Dance Films Dance Rating
Fred Astaire Tap Dance Very Good
 
Known Dancers Choreographers Actors / Actresses
Fred Astaire Fred Astaire (Choreographer) Clarence Kolb (an appearance)
Joan Leslie Leigh Harline (Musical Dir.) Elizabeth Patterson (Mrs. Fisher)
Larry Rio   Eric Blore (an appearance)
    Fred Astaire (Fred Atwell/ Burton)
    Joan Leslie (Joan Manion)
    Marjorie Gateson (Canteen Hostess)
    Neil Hamilton (an appearance)
    Peter Lawford (Naval Commander)
    Robert Benchley (Phil Harriman)
    Robert Ryan (Reginald Fenton)
 
Dances performed in this Film  Films special dance interest
Tap   Fred's Tap Dance Atop a Bar
Fred's Snake Dance   Canteen Dance
     
 
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I've Got a Lot in Common with You Freddie Slack & His Orchestra n/a
My Shining Hour Ella Mae Morse  
One for My Baby... Sally Sweetland (for Leslie)  
     
 
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