Not the greatest musical of either stars career but the only chance you get to see them together. The costumes and colour are terrific and Astaire's opening number in the toy shop is a great highlight.
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A fun watch, but not outstanding. Although there are a couple of classic songs, the rest are pretty mediocre. Fred Astaire is amusing as Henry Higgins and Judy Garland an appealing Eliza Doolittle. But the dancing is first rate; Fred Astaire's first number where he is trying to persuade a small boy to part with a plush rabbit is priceless. And Ann Miller blew me away.
In some ways, this film is a musical adaptation of "Pygmalion" -- before "My Fair Lady" -- as Fred Astaire tries to mold Judy Garland into a dancer. It moves a little slowly and is a bit too long, but, overall, it is cute, romantic, and entertaining. Some of the Irving Berlin songs are great, but most are just average. However, Astaire, Garland, and Ann Miller are just wonderful, and they make this movie worth watching! The rest of the cast is great, too, especially Peter Lawford and Jules Munshin. A feel-good movie!
OUTSTANDING - and now (that I've seen it) one of my favorites of the film musicals which I've been watching a lot of lately - rates up there with Singing in the Rain and State Fair.
Judy Garland and tap dancer Ann Miller (2nd generation in Eleanor Powell line of fab lady tappers) were both about 25 when they were performing in this 1948 dance musical.
Easter Parade demonstrates some of the new ways film (and editing, etc.) can add to live stage performances. Astaire's dancing in Stepping Out With My Baby is augmented by splicing in some slow motion (half time?) dancing by him in front of the regularly timed dancers.
Many great sequences - especially the Vaudeville Montage of four songs of which Ragtime Violin was particularly good.
The Couple of Swells duet of Astaire and Garland had great costuming, dancing, comedy...
Walking Up The Avenue had a fun visual where they would move the flat street backdrop scenery left and right while they were dancing in place, making it look like they were moving (walking) left and right up the avenue.
The extra with several trailers (love those) from Judy Garland films was also very entertaining.
This is my favorite Fred Astaire movie by far. The choreography is incredible and Judy Garland's singing and dancing also shine through. Ann Miller's tap dancing is stellar and the costumes are great.
This is Fred Astaire's best dance number in my opinion and the only musical he ever made with Judy Garland. Ann Miller and Judy Garland deliver outstanding performances as well.
timeless classic! loved it and will always love it. Great family movie for all ages. My 2 year old enjoyed the dances and so did my5 year old.
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