Easter Parade ★★★½ 1948
Big musical star Don Hewes (Astaire) splits with his partner Nadine (Miller) claiming that he could mold any girl to replace her in the act. He tries and finally succeeds with clumsy chorus girl Hannah Brown (Garland) after much difficulty. Astaire and Garland in peak form, aided by a classic Irving Berlin score. ♫Happy Easter; Drum Crazy; It Only Happens When I Dance With You; Everybody's Doin' It; I Want to Go Back to Michigan; Beautiful Faces Need Beautiful Clothes; A Fella With an Umbrella; I Love a Piano; Snookey Ookums. 103m/C VHS, DVD . Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Peter Lawford, Ann Miller, Jules Munshin, Joi Lansing; D: Charles Walters; W: Sidney Sheldon, Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett; C: Harry Stradling Sr.; M: Irving Berlin. Oscars '48: Scoring/ Musical.