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The Barkleys of Broadway

The Barkleys of Broadway

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The Barkleys of Broadway is a 1949 American musical film directed by Charles Walters and starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It was their tenth and final collaboration together. The movie tells the story of a married couple who are a famous song-and-dance team. When the wife decides to retire from show business and pursue a career in dramatic acting, it strains their marriage and their professional partnership.

The film is notable for its Technicolor cinematography and its memorable musical numbers. It features songs by Harry Warren and Ira Gershwin, including "They Can't Take That Away from Me" and "Shoes with Wings On". The movie was also one of the first films to feature the new process of widescreen projection known as CinemaScope.

Despite its success at the box office, The Barkleys of Broadway was a bittersweet moment for Astaire and Rogers. The film marked the end of their onscreen partnership, which had begun in 1933 with Flying Down to Rio. However, it remains a beloved classic of Hollywood's Golden Age, thanks to the chemistry and talent of its two iconic stars.

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Zahra Almailady

Zahra Almailady is a wife and mom first but she discovered a passion for cinema and after graduating from UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television she dove into cinematography. Now Zahra writes movie reviews just for fun ad really enjoys it. Zahra loves reading, cooking,  and windsurfing. She lives in New Zealand, with her husband two sons, and four cats.

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