Blue Skies

Blue Skies

Director: Stuart Heisler Cast: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Joan Caulfield

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Overview

Jed Potter (Fred Astaire) is a popular radio personality who was once a famous dancer. He also used to be friends with Johnny Adams (Bing Crosby) until they became rivals for the affections of Mary O'Hara (Joan Caulfield). Jed lost out when Johnny and Mary got married, but life hasn't been too rosy for the couple since; Johnny's career in business was a washout, and not long after the birth of their daughter, the couple decided to divorce. Mary gave Jed another chance with her, but in time she chose to patch things up with Johnny, leading Jed to a close partnership with alcohol that ended with an accident, preventing him from ever dancing again. However, the aftermath of this tragedy helps bring the three former friends back together. Blue Skies was not much more than a framework for a bunch of musical numbers featuring great tunes from the Irving Berlin catalog, but when you've got Bing singing and Fred dancing to songs like "Puttin' on the Ritz," "You Keep Coming Back Like a Song," "A Couple of Song and Dance Men," and "White Christmas," why carp? Noted stage actor and tap dancer Paul Draper was originally cast as Jed, but he was fired after several days of filming and replaced by Astaire; Draper would make only one more movie before his film career came to an end after he was branded a Communist sympathizer.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/01/2019
UPC: 0191329030448
Original Release: 1946
Rating: NR
Source: Universal Mod
Time: 1:44:00
Sales rank: 5,024

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bing Crosby Johnny Adams
Fred Astaire Jed Potter
Joan Caulfield Mary O'Hara
Billy DeWolfe Tony
Olga San Juan Nita Nova
Frank Faylen Mack
Mikhail Rasumny Francois
Victoria Horne Martha Nurse
Carol Andrews Dolly
Robert Benchley Businessman
Jimmy Conlin Jeffrey
Harry Davenport Actor
Neal Dodd Minister
Joel Friend Specialty dancer
John Gallaudet Stage manager
Roy Gordon Charles Dillingham
Karolyn Grimes Mary Elizabeth
Sam Harris Guest
Len Hendry Electrician
Roberta Jonay Hat check girl
John Kelly Tough Guy
Charles La Torre Mr. Rakopolis
Peggy McIntyre Mary Elizabeth
John Miller Ed
Frances Morris Nurse
Cliff Nazarro Cliff
Jack Norton Drunk
Paula Ray Guest
Albert Ruiz Specialty dancer
Barbara Slater Myrtle
Larry Steers Guest
Joan Woodbury Flo
Will Wright Dan
John Maurice Sullivan Junior

Technical Credits
Stuart Heisler Director
Irving Berlin Score Composer,Screenwriter
Sam Comer Set Decoration/Design
Robert Emmett Dolan Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Hans Dreier Production Designer
Farciot Edouart Special Effects
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Gordon Jennings Special Effects
Charles B. Lang Cinematographer
Paul K. Lerpae Special Effects
Hermes Pan Choreography
Hal Pereira Production Designer
Allan Scott Screenwriter
Arthur Sheekman Screenwriter
Sol C. Siegel Producer
William Snyder Cinematographer
LeRoy Stone Editor
Wally Westmore Makeup

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