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Fred Astaire finds a new dance partner in Joan Leslie in this delightful wartime musical. Fred portrays an ace with the highly regarded Flying Tigers squad. On leave in New York City on an eight-day furlough, Fred decides to forego any possible hero worship because of his uniform and dons civilian clothes. It so happens he meets and falls for Joan, a magazine photographer, and sets out to win her heart at all costs. The twist is that Joan is dedicated to the war effort and considers Fred - who is keeping his military role a secret - a n'er-do-well for not displaying any interest. But the pair are interested in each other and manage to set New York awhirl with some great dance numbers before Fred must return to the wartorn skies.
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This is the original movie in which the song One for My Baby was first sung (by Fred Astaire).Published 9 months ago by donquixote
Yes Fred's character is bit annoying at times [stalking?] when he not being his usually charming phenomenal self; but this a Joan Leslie must-see for all of those who have... Read morePublished 9 months ago by renanaha
The picture quality wasn't the best but being a big Fred Astaire fan I put up with it. I would like a better print.Published 13 months ago by JEANNE
My favorite Joan Leslie movie. Despite the fact that there was an age difference, Fred Astaire and Joan Leslie interact surprisingly well. Very entertaining.Published 15 months ago by Humberto Garcia Jr
Fred this time is in the service and has 10 days off before going back. Only he dons his uniform for normal clothes and doesn't want anyone to know he is in the service with... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Stephen E. Lightell
Some great song and dance numbers in this film like set them up Joe. Freds last film for RKO picturesPublished 18 months ago by Pieter A. Kooijman
An intriguing little film, well acted by Fred Astaire, Joan Leslie and Robert Benchley with a Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer score. Well worth adding to one's collection. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Judith Kay McGee
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I bought this DVD for Harold Arlen 's great song, One for My Baby. It is well worth the price of the Movie just for this song.