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  • TBC
  • Comedy, Musical
  • 1951
  • 93 mins

Royal Wedding

Royal Wedding

About

This was intended for June Allyson who got pregnant, then Judy Garland who got fired, to be directed by Charles Walters who left when Judy was temporarily aboard. In the event Donen directed Astaire with the rather too sweet Powell. The screenplay by Lerner is routine, but the eight songs include the charming 'Too Late Now'. The film's saving grace is Astaire, and the most famous number 'You're All the World to Me' has him dancing on walls and the ceiling in a tour de force by star, director and choreographer.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Jane Powell, Peter Lawford, Keenan Wynn, Sarah Churchill, Albert Sharpe, Fred Astaire
  • Director: Stanley Donen
  • Writer: Alan Jay Lerner
  • Producer: Arthur Freed
  • Photographer: Robert Planck

In a nutshell

It provoked Donen to remark that Astaire 'performed as though he were without gravity'.

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