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The Sky's the Limit

Released Jul 13, 1943 1h 29m Musical Comedy List
Reviews 55% Audience Score 250+ Ratings In this musical comedy, World War II is raging and Fred Atwell (Fred Astaire), a heroic pilot, is scheduled to embark on a nationwide publicity tour. Embarrassed by the praise he is receiving for serving his country, Fred chooses instead to travel to New York City, where he meets and begins to fall in love with Joan Manyon (Joan Leslie), a lovely photographer. However, because Fred is hiding his actual identity, Joan believes he is a coward for not serving in the military during wartime. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune The movie manages to fulfill its topical patriotic duties in a way that feels fresh, urgent and honest about its time and place. Rated: 3/4 Jul 31, 2014 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A Fred Astaire flick that has no Ginger Rogers, but turns out bearable as a slight escape film that is instantly forgettable. Rated: C+ May 10, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D It has been done 100000 times. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 06/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Fred's adorable as always. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Astaire and Leslie plus a score by Arlen and Mercer make this wartime musical romance shine; Astaire's solo "One for My Baby" and the Oscar-nominated "My Shining Hour" are standouts. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Minor Astaire vehicle but he does some wonderful dancing with One for My Baby a particular highlight. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member A delightful comedy romance, it's very funny and clever. I enjoyed it. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Familiar romantic comedy storyline for Fred Astaire, with a hint of wartime homefront propaganda, but not too interesting. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In this musical comedy, World War II is raging and Fred Atwell (Fred Astaire), a heroic pilot, is scheduled to embark on a nationwide publicity tour. Embarrassed by the praise he is receiving for serving his country, Fred chooses instead to travel to New York City, where he meets and begins to fall in love with Joan Manyon (Joan Leslie), a lovely photographer. However, because Fred is hiding his actual identity, Joan believes he is a coward for not serving in the military during wartime.
Director
Edward H. Griffith
Distributor
RKO Radio Pictures
Production Co
RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
Genre
Musical, Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jul 13, 1943, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Dec 1, 2012
Runtime
1h 29m
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