I saw Blue Skies the other night and instead of going into a lengthy synopsis, I thought I would highlight my favorite parts of the film. Blue Skies was supposed to be Astaire's swan song until fate gave him the chance to work with Judy Garland two years later as a replacement for Gene Kelly in Easter Parade. Though Astaire thought he was getting on in years and wanted to stop dancing in 1946, Easter Parade brought him fully out of retirement and he did several films afterwards.
Best Puttin' On the Ritz routine ever!
Watching Bing dance is hilarious!!
I couldn't find the wonderful skit Billy De Wolfe did in Blue Skies but I see they took advantage of the same character for this Ban deodorant commercial from the sixties.
Tonight on TCM! If you like Walter Matthau, you'll get plenty of him here!
Plaza Suite (1971) A New York hotel room is the setting for three stories of romantic squabbles. Cast: Walter Matthau, Lee Grant, Barbara Harris, Maureen Stapleton Dir: Arthur Hiller