Sunday, April 4, 2010

365 Movies: Easter Parade Review

Easter Parade stars Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford, Ann Miller, and Jules Munshin in this 1948 film. The film is about dancing team Hewes(Astaire) and Hale(Miller) who end breaking up, after Hale signs a contract, which leaves Hewes out. Upset with the dismissal, Don Hewes picks up a new girl as his new dancing partner. While drinking his sorrows away, Don meets Hannah Brown(Garland) a rather clumsy young dancer, whom he wants to transform into a brilliant dancer. Rather quickly, Hannah falls for her mentor but his dear and trusted friend, Johnny(Lawford) falls for her, the minute they meet each other. This is such a lovely and sweet film and the entire cast is a dream. While I think Astaire and Garland make a sweet couple, I really believe that Garland and Lawford were so perfect together. The scene, where they are caught in the rain together is so utterly sweet. I adore this musical and each Easter, it's a wonderful treat to watch.

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1 comment:

Sally said...

Great review! I love this movie but, sadly, have yet to own it. I agree about Lawford and Garland - I would have liked to see more of them together.