Classic movie. Why isn't it on DVD yet?
I used to have this movie on VHS as a kid and I loved it. It's one of my favorite movies with Fred Astaire and Betty Hutton. It's a fantastic story about a woman named Catherine (Hutton) trying to fight for the right to keep her son with her in the world of show biz that she loves so much. Her deceased husband's high society Grandmother has a much different idea about how the boy should be raised though and tries to take him away from Catherine. Fred Astaire plays Don, Catherine's old show biz flame who trys to help her keep her son and get her back into the career on the stage where she belongs. With charming music and dance numbers from both Hutton and Astaire, and a perfect balance of humor and drama, this movie is bound to keep you smiling.
This is an excellent movie starring Betty Hutton and Fred Astaire. Early in the movie Betty sings, "Can't Stop Talking About Him," a very funny song in which she confesses she can't stop talking about the guy she loves and the words come so quickly, it's anybody's guess how she can get the words out so rapidly. This past New Year's Eve, there was a concert on PBS in which Audra McDonald, the featured artist, sang songs from Broadway and Hollywood musicals and when she introduced "Can't Stop Talking About Him," she referred to Betty Hutton and the abovementioned movie. She did a very good imitation of Betty's breathlless singing style which Betty does it with panache. It's a very enjoyable movie that takes place during World War II. Betty now lives in Palm Springs, California and just celebrated her 86th birthday. This is just one of many marvelous movies she made, most of which are available through ebay.Read full review
Not to be missed by Astaire fans
I have to give the highest rating to any film with Fred Astaire dancing and singing. I purchased this tape while collecting an entire set of Astaire musicals; it is one of the few not available on DVD. This is a 1950 film, in color, with Betty Hutton as the love interest. In retrospect, I would say that the movie showcases Hutton more than Astaire or perhaps it is just her very energetic personality. One interesting dance number, "Oh, Them Dudes" shows Astaire and Hutton as scruffy cowboys, a departure from his suave persona, and reminiscent of Easter Parade's "We're a Couple of Swells" with Astaire and Judy Garland.
I bought "Lets Dance" because I like Betty Hutton
I bought the movie because I like "Betty Hutton". I was a kid that liked singing and dancing movies. I like the technicolor, and I liked the dance numbers that she and "Fred Astaire" did. And I also liked the clothes that she wore. When I saw that I could buy 40s and 50s movies, I felt like a kid again. I do not watch TV too much because I do not like violence. If I do watch TV it is on TBN or other Christian channels. I could go on and on, I need to cut this short. But, I do like "Betty Hutton" I wish that she had made more movies that I can still enjoy in my 70s.
This is an old Astaire, Hutton musical. It is full of good music and dancing. Nothing off color or suggestive. I like "feel good" type entertainment. The purchase at auction went smoothly.