The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Charles Walters and produced by Arthur Freed and Roger Edens.
Astaire and Rogers, whose last joint project had been made 10 years before, come together one final time for this film. The magical pair play performers Josh and Dinah Barkley, whose act - and marriage - break up when Dinah decides to become a "serious actress." Among the unforgettable numbers are "They Can't Take That Away From Me" (which Astaire and Rogers first performed in 1937's Shall We Dance), "Shoes With Wings On," "Swing Trot," and "You'd Be So Hard to Replace."
(Source: available at Amazon AMC Classic Movie Companion)..
Academy Awards 1949 --- Ceremony Number 22 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Cinematography||Harry Stradling||Nominated|
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The Barkleys of Broadway, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers‘ last film together as well as their only one in color, probably wasn’t the one I should have started with; that or I’m not going to enjoy their earlier work.? The Barkleys of Broadway feels like a lot of “been there, d... Read full article
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Fred Astaire had sung "They Can't Take That Away from Me" to Ginger Rogers previously in Shall We Dance, but they had never danced to it. Rogers suggested that they use the song again (this time dancing), and so it was included.
Originally planned to star Fred Astaire and Judy Garland after their success together in Easter Parade, but when Garland's addiction to over-the-counter drugs spiraled out of control, producer Arthur Freed replaced her with Ginger Rogers. The original title of the film was supposed to be "You Made Me Love You", after a hit song of Garland's.
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