Passed | | Comedy, Music, Musical
Rusty Parker wins a contest and becomes a celebrated cover girl; this endangers her romance with dancing mentor Danny.
Columbia Pictures gave Gene Kelly almost complete control over the making of this film, and many of his ideas contributed to its lasting success. He removed several of the sound stage walls so that he, Rita Hayworth, and Phil Silvers could dance along an entire street in one take. He also used trick photography so that he could dance with himself in one sequence.
Joe - Cafe Owner:
I think it's a fake! I don't think pearls come from oysters. I don't think pearls come from oysters!
Genius: How long since you left Harvard?
Joe - Cafe Owner: Neva heard of it. I beg you to be reasonable. How could an oyster give birth to a pearl?
Danny McGuire: How could an oyster give ...
Rusty Parker: ...
The guests at the 1904 wedding are the same people, wearing the same clothes and hairstyles, as the guests at the 1944 wedding. Of particular note are the young girl wearing a giant red flower as a hat, and the white-haired old lady with white boa feathers on the side of her head.