Cinema: The New Pictures, Jul. 5, 1948

Easter Parade (MGM) would have more than enough if it presented nobody but Fred Astaire. Besides Astaire, it has Judy Garland, Peter Lawford, Technicolor, several old, durable songs by Irving Berlin, and some perishable but pleasant new tunes, also by Berlin. Besides all that, it gives the best role of her career to Ann Miller, who sports the most interesting thighs since the unveiling of Linda Darnell. There is also a story (Lawford-loves-Judy-loves-Astaire-loves-Ann), but nothing much need be said about that.

Astaire has done finer dancing; but if he were dancing with both feet...

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