A 1953 musical
, directed by Vicent Minnelli
and starring Fred Astaire
and Cyd Charisse
. The plot, in short, is that of a musical production
that has been taken over by a pretentious artistic manager
who ruined it beyond recognition. The cast, followed by the energetic
the show and turn it into a great success.
It's not the most magical musical you'll ever see, but is still worthwhile for some truly heavenly Charisse and Astaire dance numbers, a few good routines (the triplets one is a bit of a classic, you may have seen it already as a clip on some variety show) and the fact that one of the fictional numbers takes place in part in a joint called the Dem Bones Café.