Song & Dance Man
Astaire is Stellar!
You’ll Never Get Rich - (1941) - B&W - 89 Minutes - Not Rated
Starring: Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Robert Benchley
An eccentric New York theater owner has his eye on the beautiful chorus girl Sheila Winthrop (Rita Hayworth). His wife has her eye on him. Sheila has her eye on teh show's choreographer Robert Curtis (Fred Astaire). Having been discovered, the boss throws Robert into the middle of a comedic cover-up that eventually forces Robert to flee into the Army. Robert will never get rich as a private, but at least he's out of his predicament...or is he?
The Notorious Landlady
(1962) - B&W - 123 minutes - Not Rated
Starring: Jack Lemmon, Kim Novak, Fred Astaire
An engaging mix of larceny and laughs when an American diplomat and his alluring London landlady stumble into a caper filled with stolen jewels, murder and comedy mayhem!
(1940) - B&W - 87 minutes - Not Rated
Starring Fred Astaire, Paulette Goddard, Artie Shaw
Danny O’Neill (Fred Astaire) and Hank Taylor (Burgess Meredith) have spent seven years together in a college band. These two friendly but rival musicians aspire to join the famous Artie Shaw Orchestra. Through the efforts of their band manager and attention of their affection Ellen Miller (Paulette Goddard), Danny and Hank make it to the big time. Music and a few dance numbers from Astaire make this an enjoyable musical comedy.
(1951) - Color - 93 minutes - Not Rated
Starring Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford
Fred Astaire and Jane Powell star as a brother and sister dance team that is invited to England to perform at the same time as the royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth. On the cruise ship, Ellen (Powell) meets and falls in love with Lord John Brindale (Peter Lawford). Upon arriving in London, Tom (Astaire) finds himself in need of a new dance partner. His audition finds not only a new partner but a romantic interest in the form of Anne Ashmond (Sarah Churchill). Great dance numbers, including Astaire dancing on the walls and ceiling of his hotel room, and songs abound in this light romantic comedy.