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