Winner of an Oscar for its wonderful musical score, this Irving Berlin musical classic is sure to entertain the whole family. Starring the elegant Fred Astaire (FUNNY FACE, TOP HAT, THE TOWERING INFERNO) as a rising Broadway star who tries to break away from former dance partner Ann Miller (KISS ME KATE) so he can be with newcomer Judy Garland (THE WIZARD OF OZ, A STAR IS BORN, MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS). Produced by Oscar-winner Arthur Freed (GIGI, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS). Featuring a spectacle of song, dance, and costume. With the Rat Pack's Peter Lawford (A ROYAL WEDDING, LITTLE WOMEN).
Won: Best Music - Scoring of a Musical Picture, 1949 Academy Awards; Best Written American Musical, 1949 WGA Awards
The Irving Berlin score is bright, and Walters is one director who knows when to leave Astaire to his own devices. -- David Kehr, CHICAGO READER