The Sky's the Limit

Watch The Sky's the Limit

"Here's a thrill, new and gay! It's a dance filled holiday!"
  • Approved
  • 1943
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • 6.3  (1,201)

The Sky's the Limit is a classic romantic comedy movie from 1943 starring the legendary Fred Astaire as Fred Atwell, a charming pilot in the U.S. army who falls in love with Joan Manion, played by the talented Joan Leslie. The story begins with Fred arriving in New York City on leave from the military. He intends to relax and enjoy his free time before resuming his duties. However, fate has other plans for the charming pilot. After a chance meeting with Joan, a beautiful writer, at a hotel bar, Fred is instantly smitten and can't resist her charm.

Joan, who is there with her friend, Robert Benchley playing the role of Phil Harriman, a sophisticated writer, is initially put off by Fred's forwardness. But after sharing a dance and meal, Fred's carefree attitude and enthusiasm win her over, and they quickly fall for each other.

With only a few days left in New York, Fred decides to take Joan out to see the city, wanting to make the most of their time together. The two of them embark on a lighthearted and romantic adventure that includes a wild taxi ride through the city and a memorable climb to the top of the Statue of Liberty. All of these endeavors cement their close bond.

However, the course of true love never runs smoothly, and the couple's blissful moments are interrupted when Robert, a former flame of Joan's, manipulates her into believing that Fred is only using their relationship as material for his magazine columns. Joan is left in doubt about Fred's true feelings, which further drives a wedge between them.

Meanwhile, Fred is struggling with his own fears and doubts about their future, specifically regarding his military career. His impending mission into dangerous territory is causing him to weigh the balance between his duty to his country and his love for Joan.

Despite these complications, the movie brings a satisfying resolution to the couple's relationships. While the two main characters share undeniable chemistry and moments of humor and tenderness throughout, it's ultimately the sincere connection between them that convinces us their love will endure.

The Sky's the Limit is a delightful movie that showcases Fred Astaire's renowned footwork, especially in the grand musical numbers, and Joan Leslie's natural acting talent. These traits, coupled with the captivating story, make for an enjoyable viewing that sticks to its formulaic Hollywood style while also providing entertaining dialogues and lessons on romance.

In conclusion, The Sky's the Limit is a timeless classic that remains a favorite among fans of the genre. It's charming, light-hearted, and brings about a smile on your face. Undoubtedly it's a must-watch for anyone looking for a romantic and upbeat cinematic experience.

The Sky's the Limit is a 1943 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 29 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3.

The Sky's the Limit
Where to Watch The Sky's the Limit
The Sky's the Limit is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Apple TV, Amazon and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent The Sky's the Limit for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
  • Release Date
  • MPAA Rating
  • Runtime
    1 hr 29 min
  • Language
  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (1,201)