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Blue Skies (1946) was a Musical - Comedy Film directed by Mark Sandrich and Stuart Heisler and produced by Sol C. Siegel.

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The owner of a nightclub (Crosby) and a dancing star (Astaire) are friends turned romantic rivals in this musical featuring the songs of Irving Berlin. A nostalgic, loosely constructed musical that follows the years-long rivalry between two musical stars who love the same woman. Songs include "Puttin' on the Ritz," "A Couple of Song and Dance Men," and "You Keep Coming Back Like a Song."

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Academy Awards 1946 --- Ceremony Number 19 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringRobert Emmett DolanNominated
Best Music - SongMusic and Lyrics by Irving BerlinNominated
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Blue Skies – Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Joan Caulfield

By Art on Mar 19, 2011 From Classic Cinema Gold

Blue Skies (1946 Paramount Pictures) is a star studded musical comedy starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Joan Caulfield, Olga San Juan, and Billy de Wolfe. The music, lyrics, and story are by Irving Berlin. The movie is narrated by Jed Potter (Astaire) as he looks back on a love triangle between hi... Read full article


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Filming began with Paul Draper as Jed Potter. Draper was fired over either his impatience with Joan Caulfield, who was not a professional dancer, or his stutter. He was replaced by Fred Astaire.
After Fred Astaire announced his retirement after completing this film, New York's Paramount Theater generated a petition of 10,000 names to persuade him to come out of retirement.
This marked the second time that Irving Berlin's song "White Christmas" was used in a film.
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