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Fred Astaire films tonight ! 12-11-13 :)


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Starting at 8 pm Eastern time

 

 

8:00 PM You'll Never Get Rich (1941)

A Broadway dancing team splits up when the male dancer is drafted.

 

Dir: Sidney Lanfield Cast: Fred Astaire , Rita Hayworth , Robert Benchley.

 

BW-89 mins, TV-G, CC,

 

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9:45 PM You Were Never Lovelier (1942)

An Argentine heiress thinks a penniless American dancer is her secret admirer.

 

Dir: William A. Seiter Cast: Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth , Adolphe Menjou.

 

BW-97 mins, TV-G, CC,

 

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11:30 PM Band Wagon, The (1953)

A Broadway artiste turns a faded film star's comeback vehicle into an artsy flop.

 

Dir: Vincente Minnelli Cast: Fred Astaire , Cyd Charisse , Oscar Levant .

 

C-112 mins, TV-G, CC,

 

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1:30 AM Silk Stockings (1957)

A straitlaced Soviet agent is seduced by Paris and a high-stepping film producer.

 

Dir: Rouben Mamoulian Cast: Fred Astaire , Cyd Charisse , Janis Paige .

 

C-118 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format

 

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3:45 AM Three Little Words (1950)

Musical biography of songwriters Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, who surreptitiously helped each other out of jams.

 

Dir: Richard Thorpe Cast: Fred Astaire , Red Skelton , Vera-Ellen .

 

C-102 mins, TV-G, CC,

 

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5:30 AM Belle Of New York, The (1952)

A turn-of-the-century playboy courts a Salvation Army girl.

 

Dir: Charles Walters Cast: Fred Astaire , Vera-Ellen , Marjorie Main .

 

C-81 mins, TV-G, CC,

 

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7:00 AM Yolanda And The Thief (1945)

A con man poses as a Latin American heiress' guardian angel.

 

Dir: Vincente Minnelli Cast: Fred Astaire , Lucille Bremer , Frank Morgan .

 

C-108 mins, TV-G, CC,

 

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9:00 AM Ziegfeld Follies (1946)

Legendary showman Flo Ziegfeld imagines the kind of Follies he could produce with MGM's musical stars.

 

 

 

Dir: Vincente Minnelli Cast: Fred Astaire , Lucille Ball , Lucille Bremer .

 

C-110 mins, TV-G, CC,

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After Fred and Ginger, etc, last week, we have Fred and two with Rita Hayworth, two with Cyd Charisse, two with Vera-Ellen, and two with Lucille Bremer. Covering some of the bases. Rita and Cyd are my favorites of Fred's dance partners, along with Ginger.

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