Friday, September 3, 2010
Easter Parade (1948)
A musical directed by Charles Walters, starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire.
When a dancing team breaks up, the man decides that he can dance just as well with any woman and recruits a young cabaret dancer for his act.
I've got this strange Judy Garland obsession, otherwise I wouldn't be watching a film like this. The lyrics were extremely predictable and the spring-loaded relationships kind of put me off, but Judy's managers obviously fed her the right combination of drugs to put on a great performance. Fred Astaire was cool, but old (even in 1948) and I so saw the ending coming from a mile away complete with "epic" final song). I'm rating it o.k. for the balance of Judy Garland in a crap movie.