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Charles Walters

The Barkleys of Broadway

109' - 1949 - Comedy, Music/Musical - Dialogue: French, English
Director: Charles Walters Composer: Harry Warren, Ira Gershwin With: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Oscar Levant
Astaire and Rogers back together after ten years with new songs by Harry Warren (music) and lra Gershwin (lyrics), though none of them quite of the standard of the reprise of the Gershwin's 'They Can't Take That Away From Me'. Still, in all it was a highly enjoyable reunion, with some outstanding production numbers, perhaps most notably 'Shoes with Wings On' and the delightful walking number 'A Weekend in the Country'. They play a bickering husband-and-wife musical comedy team. - National Film Theatre, London

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Credits

Director

Charles Walters

Composer

Harry Warren, Ira Gershwin

With

Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Oscar Levant

Scenario

Betty Comden, Adolph Green

Director of Photography

Harry Stradling

Editor

Albert Akst

Producer

Arthur Freed

More information

Dialogue

French, English

Countries of production

United States of America

Year

1949

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