Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5. USA, 1941. Columbia Pictures Corporation. Screenplay by Michael Fessier, Ernest Pagano. Cinematography by Philip Tannura. Produced by Samuel Bischoff. Music by Morris Stoloff. Production Design by Lionel Banks. Costume Design by Irene, Robert Kalloch. Film Editing by Otto Meyer. Academy Awards 1941.
Lovable Fred Astaire musical has him team up with breathtaking Rita Hayworth after he has wooed her away from her sugar daddy and convinced her to perform with him. Unfortunately, the army draft and army prison soon follow, thwarting their plans but not their eventual romance. Lots of fantastic dancing and singing, a good lineup of songs including “Since I Kissed My Baby Goodbye”.