Broadway Melody of 1940

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"Eleanor Powell - Fred Astaire - In The Finest Broadway Melody Of Them All"
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  • 1940
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 7.3  (2,748)

Broadway Melody of 1940 is a musical movie from 1940 that stars Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, and George Murphy. The movie is a part of the Broadway Melody series and is directed by Norman Taurog. The plot of the movie revolves around two dancers, Johnny Brett (Fred Astaire) and King Shaw (George Murphy), who are struggling to find success on Broadway. Both of them are talented but haven't been able to catch a break. They meet each other and decide to team up in order to get their big break.

When Johnny Brett (Fred Astaire) and King Shaw (George Murphy) meet, they initially don't get along. Johnny is a classy dancer who is used to working with big names, while King is a brash and impulsive dancer who has little respect for authority. However, they soon realize that they can help each other. Johnny teaches King some of his refined moves, while King introduces Johnny to some of his more energetic dance routines. Together, they become a force to be reckoned with, and their performances start to gain attention on Broadway.

Things get complicated when Claire Bennett (Eleanor Powell) enters the picture. Claire is a talented dancer who is working towards her big break. Both Johnny and King fall for her, but she only has eyes for Johnny. As the three of them spend more time together, tensions rise, and the competition between Johnny and King intensifies. However, they all have one thing in common - their love for dance.

The movie features several memorable musical numbers, including "I've Got My Eyes On You" and "Begin the Beguine." Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell also perform a stunning tap dance duet in "Begin the Beguine," which has become a classic in the world of dance. The movie's choreography is top-notch, and the dance numbers are a joy to watch.

The performances in the movie are excellent, particularly those by Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell. Astaire shines as Johnny Brett, displaying his signature grace and elegance on the dance floor. Powell gives an equally impressive performance as Claire Bennett, and her dance skills are truly breathtaking. George Murphy also delivers a solid performance as King Shaw, adding some humor and charm to the movie.

Overall, Broadway Melody of 1940 is a delightful musical movie that showcases the talents of its stars. The movie has become a classic in the genre and is a must-watch for fans of dance and musicals.

Broadway Melody of 1940 is a 1940 music movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 42 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.3.

Broadway Melody of 1940
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    7.3  (2,748)