The Barkleys of Broadway

A successful but constantly feuding husband-and-wife musical-comedy team threatens to break up when the wife entertains an offer to become a serious actress.
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  • ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 49 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: November 22, 2016
  • Originally Released: 1949
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)

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Rotten55%

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 2,479
Rating: C+ -- It doesn't help that the music by Harry Warren and Ira Gershwin is slight. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 19, 2007
Rating: 2/4 -- ...of interest as a possible peek into Rogers and Astaire's actual working relationship. Full Review
LarsenOnFilm
Jan 22, 2017
It isn't very witty - although it's supposed to be - and it isn't really satire, in the sense of Singin' in the Rain or The Band Wagon. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: C+ -- Though one of their weakest teaming, it's worth seeing this late (and last) Astaire-Rogers musical for historical reasons; Rogers replaced the ailing Judy Garland. Full Review
EmanuelLevy.Com
Mar 24, 2012
Rating: 3/5 -- This is a weak reteaming, unfortunately, and it's the screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green which does that. Full Review
Film Threat
Aug 29, 2006
Rating: 3/5 -- It's Fred and Ginger and in color, but the movie's pretty bad.
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Jan 16, 2003
Rating: 5/5 -- Astaire and Rogers last teaming, and full of wit, music, dance, and comedy.
Video-Reviewmaster.com
Feb 18, 2008

Description by OLDIES.com:

Fred Astaire plays driven hoofer Josh Barkley. Ginger Rogers is his wife, Dinah, who longs to forsake the clackety-clap-tapping for stage dramas. She departs, Josh vies to win her back, and the routines leading to a happy resolution include Fred's "Shoes with Wings On" and a rhapsodic reprise of the George and Ira Gershwin number "They Can't Take That Away from Me."

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  • Sales Rank: 47,584
  • UPC: 888574453954
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