Cinema: The New Pictures, Apr. 25, 1949

The Berkleys of Broadway (M−G−M) is a light-hearted Technicolored reunion for Hollywood's best-known dance team: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The last time Fred and Ginger whirled across the screen together (The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle, 1939), they were impersonating the famed ballroom dance team of the pre-World War I era. In The Bar-kleys, despite a thin veneer of fiction which makes them husband & wife, they are impersonating the world-famous cinema dance team of the '30s: Astaire & Rogers.

For moviegoers who remember them in Flying Down to Rio (1933), the...

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