Saturday, July 19, 2014

On Your Toes-1939

ON YOUR TOES was a big, successful Rodgers and Hart Broadway musical that featured a ballet background and created a star in Ray Bolger. The Rodgers and Hart songs were rewritten by others for the film and Eddie Albert was brought in for the lead. Only one thing is being sold here, though, and that's ballet and stage star Vera Zorina. The ballet is even downplayed, with her looking here more like a typical showgirl. Twisting the whole thing to a slight angle for no apparent reason doesn't help either.
Verdict: No.

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