Royal Wedding

BB.5

(out of 5)


If you had the choice between this musical and The Band Wagon, I’d strongly recommend the latter (even The Barkleys of Broadway would be better).  and sister are a show business team who are performing their musical in London during the real-life hubbub of Princess Elizabeth’s wedding to Prince Philip of Greece. They both find romance during the preparations, she with  and he with (Winston Churchill’s daughter; dancer Moira Shearer was originally offered the role but was unable to commit). The scene where Astaire dances on the ceiling is the main highlight in an otherwise routine musical.


USA, 1951

Directed by

Story and Screenplay by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1951

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