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Ziegfeld Follies


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  Ziegfeld Follies Review
Tookey's Rating
6 /10
 
Average Rating
6.27 /10
 
Starring
Fred Astaire , William Powell, Lucille Ball
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Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Written by: various

 
 
 
Released: 1946
   
Genre: MUSICAL
PORTMANTEAU
COMEDY
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: C
   
Length: 110
 
 


 
In Heaven (obviously they’re not fussy about whom they let in), Florenz Ziegfeld (William Powell) dreams up one last revue, which happens to feature most of the talent on the MGM lot in the mid-forties (though released in 1946, the film was mostly shot in 1944).
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Some of the comedy routines, in particular, look very dated; but there's terrific talent on display and some of the production numbers are stupendous (others are just astonishing kitsch). Highlights include "Limehouse Blues", performed on one of the sets used in The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Judy Garland's "A Great Lady Has An Interview".


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