USA Today - 05/25/2004
"Hayworth stands out in a leggy lineup of chorines."
Martin Cortland, a philandering Broadway producer, has the habit of hitting on chorus girls and giving them expensive trinkets. Whenever he finds himself in trouble with Mrs. Cortland, Martin just coerces dancer-director Robert Curtis (Fred Astaire) into taking the blame for his overtures. This time, Mrs. Cortland catches Martin hitting on Sheila Winthrop (Rita Hayworth)-- an affable and alluringly beautiful woman. Robert agrees to bail Cortland out one more time, but he finds himself in trouble with Shelia's protective older brother. Robert joins the Army to avoid confronting Shelia's sibling, only to discover he's an officer in the army. Luckily, Martin is going to produce a show for the troops and hire Robert to direct the effort -- keeping him safe from bodily harm. Robert may be in the army now, but at least he can woo lovely Shelia for himself. Academy Award Nominations: Best Song ("Since I Kissed My Baby Goodbye"), Best Scoring of a Musical Picture.