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Barkleys of Broadway, The (DVD)

DVD (UPC: 888574453954)

  • Romance (Aspect: ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1, 4 X 3 FULL FRAME)
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Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Oscar Levant, Billie Burke, Gale Robbins, Jacques Francois, George Zucco, Clinton Sundberg, Inez Cooper, Carol Brewster, Wilson Wood
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After 10 years apart, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers reteam in their final film pairing, cleverly written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and smoothly directed by Charles Walters. The story, per many sources, mirrors real-life creative tensions the two shared. Astaire plays driven hoofer Josh Barkley. Rogers is his wife, Dinah, who longs to forsake the clackety-clap-tapping of Bouncin' the Blues for stage dramas. She departs, Josh vies to win her back, and the routines leading to a happy resolution include Fred's "Shoes with Wings On" and a rhapsodic reprise of a George and Ira Gershwin number from Shall We Dance: "They Can't Take That Away from Me." All of which proves they can't take away the Astaire/Rogers magic either.


  • UPC: 888574453954
  • Home Release: 2016-11-22
  • Original Release: 2016
  • Content Provider: Warner
  • Runtime: 109:00
  • Genre: Romance;Comedy;Musical
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD-NTSC
  • Screen:
  • Aspect: ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1, 4 X 3 FULL FRAME
  • Rating: NR
  • Audio: MONO - English, MONO - French
  • Color/BW: Color
  • Special Features:
  • Copyright: (c) 1949 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Disc Format: DVD-9

Cast and Crew

Fred Astaire
Ginger Rogers
Oscar Levant
Billie Burke
Gale Robbins
Jacques Francois
George Zucco
Clinton Sundberg
Inez Cooper
Carol Brewster
Wilson Wood

Written by:
Betty Comden
Adolph Green
Sidney Sheldon
Harry Warren
Ira Gershwin

Directed by:
Charles Walters

Produced by:
Arthur Freed