Academy Awards 1948 -
Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score: Johnny Green & Roger Edens
USA Today - 03/25/2005
"[T]here are some justifiably famed musical gems..."
Total Film - 05/01/2013 4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] Astaire's evergreen feet and Garland's worldly-wise voice...[and] rare pleasures to treasure."
An Irving Berlin spectacular in which Astaire plays the part of a dance man whose partner abandons the act. Fortunately, his new partner turns out to be Garland. This is the only picture in which the two superstars worked together. Academy Awards: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture.
Gene Kelly was originally set to star in the film. But he broke his ankle playing ball in his backyard, with family and friends just before the film went into production, so Astaire stepped into the role.