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The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)



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Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers reunited for one final musical, ten years after their previous vehicle. This is the only one in color, and what glorious color it is: the film is rich the bright colors of lavish costumes and sets. While the writing isn't quite as electric as it was in their best films, the charm and charisma is every bit as magical. It goes without saying that there is some great dancing here. Beyond that, there is Oscar Levant, always a delight in musicals like this.