Monday, March 14, 2011

The Pleasure of His Company (1961)

Notes: 3/14/11
Pretty damn talented cast and director.
Wait... Fred Astaire and Debbie Reynolds play father and daughter? Strange.
Even stranger is the obvious sexual tension between these two.
Fluffy story is very well acted. Nice ensemble. Everyone does well.
Reynolds does a good job, but the film really belongs to Astaire and Lilli Palmer.

Review: B-
Nice ensemble rescues a slightly strange premise about Fred Astaire returning home for the wedding of estranged daughter Debbie Reynolds. Complications ensue when Astaire, charming even in his old age, sparks new feelings with his daughter while stirring up old ones with ex-wife Lilli Palmer. Well-acted by all, with fine support from Charles Ruggles and the adorable Tab Hunter.

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