The Golden Age of Hollywood

I expected this film to be light fluff, corny, cliche and only mildly entertaining. While the film is certainly light fare (what musical isn't) the songs, musical numbers, characters and chemistry of its stars were surprisingly engaging.

I was also quite surprised to find Betty Garrett back in a musical so long after On The Town. I remember reading somewhere that her husband's career, and her own by association was destroyed by the communist purges of the 1950s. Well this film should have darn well revitalized it! She hasn't lost that dry wit and perfect comedic timing she was always so great at.

She and Jack Lemmon are charming and have some great chemistry together and I found their inter-play adorable. The dancing is pretty top notch too with Janet Leigh showing she can keep right up with them.

3.5  stars from me!

 

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