- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 3, 2009
- Originally Released: 1953
- Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Sentenced to 30 days cooling his heels in the Duck Creek cooler for speeding, Manhattan playboy Rick Belrow Livingston (Farley Granger) decides he doesn't like anything about small towns... until he meets small town girl Cindy Kimbell (Jane Powell).
The stars make charming lovers, but the film belongs to Busby Berkeley, whose inspired dance direction guides some of the most famed moments in movie-musical history: I've Got to Hear That Beat, with Ann Miller whirling her fabulous legs around a floor of disembodied hands playing musical instruments, and human-pogo stick Bobby Van's jaw-dropping, gravity-defying hop through town to the tune of "Take Me to Broadway."
When a rich, handsome big city boy gets arrested for speeding in small town Duck Creek, he tries to buy his way out and gets a 30-day sentence. But he also gets love's life sentence when he falls for the judge's daughter. Academy Award Nominations: Best Song ("My Flaming Heart").
When Rick Livingston, a sophisticated city slicker, speeds through a small country town, he gets a lot more than he bargained for: a ticket, a jail term, and a romance with the sheriff's sweet, young daughter.
- Songs include: "Street Dance," "Take Me to Broadway," "I've Gotta Hear That Beat," "My Gaucho," "The Lullaby of the Lord," "Small Towns Are Smile Towns," "Fine, Fine, Fine," "The Fellow I'd Follow," and "Hallelujah Chorus."
- Nat King Cole performs "My Flaming Heart."