About

Lucky is tricked into missing his wedding to Margaret by the other members of Pop's magic and dance act, and has to make $25,000 to be allowed to marry her. He and Pop go to New York where they run into Penny, a dancing instructor. She and Lucky form a successful dance partnership, but romance is blighted by his old attachment to Margaret and hers for Ricardo—the band leader who won't play for the...

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Directed by

George Stevens

Written by

Allan Scott (Screenplay)
Howard Lindsay (Screenplay)
Erwin S. Gelsey (Story)

Runtime

103 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

A glorious songburst of gaiety and laughter!

Cast

Keywords

new york city musical gambler ballroom dancing jilted woman dance instructor

Photos

Lists

#90 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#30 on AFI's 100 years...100 passions AFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Music, Original Song

Oscar nomination for Best Dance Direction