Easter Parade Overview:

Easter Parade (1948) was a Musical - Romance Film directed by Charles Walters and produced by Arthur Freed and Roger Edens.

Academy Awards 1948 --- Ceremony Number 21 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringJohnny Green, Roger EdensWon
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Easter Parade (1948): Judy & Fred Together At Last

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 27, 2020 From 4 Star Films

There’s a slight disclaimer that must go with Easter Parade. It has very little to do with Resurrection Sunday. More so, it’s a premium excuse for a lavish musical. At least in this regard, it thoroughly accommodates its audience. The show starts off gloriously, not with dialogue, but wi... Read full article


1001 Classic Movies: Easter Parade

By Amanda Garrett on Apr 10, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

Easter Parade (1948), starring Fred Astaire and Judy Garland, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). This month I'm celebrating E... Read full article


Easter Parade Posts

By Amanda Garrett on Apr 29, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

Here's a round-up of my posts on the April movie of the month, Easter Parade (1948), starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire. -A feature on the making of Easter Parade. -Old Hollywood songs articles about "Easter Parade," "A Couple of Swells," and "Steppin' Out with My Baby." -A feature on... Read full article


Movie of the Month: Easter Parade

By Amanda Garrett on Apr 12, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

We're celebrating spring with one of MGM's best musicals, Easter Parade (1948), starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire. Easter Parade is one of the most beloved of MGM musicals, featuring lovely songs by Irving Berlin and the only screen pairing of Judy Garland and Fred Astaire. Ann Miller a... Read full article


Easter Parade (1948)

By Beatrice on Apr 11, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Easter Parade Directed by Charles Walters Written by Sidney Sheldon, Frances Goodrich, and Albert Hackett 1948/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Netflix rental This is pretty average when you consider it’s a collaboration between Fed Astaire, Judy Garland, and Irving Berlin. ?There are f... Read full article


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Quotes from

Jonathan Harrow III: Nadine, get out all the hounds. We're going for a walk.


Hannah Brown: [her eyes are closed] What color are my eyes?
Don Hewes: [kissing her, causing her to open her eyes in surprise] Brown.


Don Hewes: Miss Brown, what idiot ever told you you were a dancer?
Hannah Brown: You did.


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Facts about

Ann Miller danced with pinched nerves in her back. She was also taller than Fred Astaire, so she had to wear flats in her scenes with him. This can be seen towards the end of the movie. When she finishes the number "The Girl I Love" she goes behind the curtain wearing red high heels; when she comes back out in front of the audience to entice Astaire to dance with her to their old song "It Only Happens When I Dance With You", she's wearing red flats.
As Hannah indicates, Easter Sunday did, in fact, fall on April 7 during 1912, the year this movie is set (according to the marquee for the Ziegfeld Follies of 1912).
Jules Munshin's film debut. He plays the comic waiter who gives very entertaining descriptions of the menu items. The next year, he would play one of the three sailors on leave in New York City in On the Town with Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra.
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