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Vincente Minnelli

Yolanda and the Thief

108' - 1945 - Fantasy, Romance - Dialogue: English
Director: Vincente Minnelli Composer: Lennie Hayton With: Fred Astaire, Lucille Bremer, Frank Morgan
The story -young convent girl thinks con-man Astaire is her guardian angel - is pretty thin stuff, but the real charm of the film rests in the colour, decoration, costuming and two superlative songs by Freed en Warren. The first is a surrealist ballet with homages to various modern painters, set to a marvelous percussive arrangement by Conrad Salinger, and the second is a riotous mêlée called 'Coffee Time', again notable for its rhythmic drive and a strange floor design which seems to ripple as the dancers stamp and clap. (National Film Theatre, Londen)

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Credits

Director

Vincente Minnelli

Composer

Lennie Hayton

With

Fred Astaire, Lucille Bremer, Frank Morgan

Scenario

Irving Brecher

Director of Photography

Charles Rosher Jr.

Editor

George White

Producer

Arthur Freed

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

Ludwig Bemelmans & Jacques Théry

Year

1945

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