The Barkleys of Broadway

"Weak"

The Barkleys of Broadway Review


Ten years after what everyone assumed would be Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers' last joint venture, they reunited for a final time. Unfortunately the result is a tepid Technicolor musical with little to recommend it aside from its historical value. The story is barely worth mentioning: Backstage histrionics surrounding a pair of Broadway theatricals and their power play. The dancing isn't much more noteworthy, mainly recycled Gershwin tunes that have been put to better effect in other films -- including ones starring this famous duo.


The Barkleys of Broadway

Facts and Figures

Run time: 109 mins

In Theaters: Thursday 1st September 1949

Distributed by: MGM Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 60%
Fresh: 6 Rotten: 4

IMDB: 7.0 / 10

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Starring: as Josh Barkley, as Dinah Barkley, as Ezra Millar, as Mme Livingston Belney, Jacques François as Jacques Barredout, as Shirlene May, George Zucco as le juge, Clinton Sundberg as Bert Felsher, Inez Cooper as Pamela Driscoll

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