Finian's Rainbow ★★★ 1968 (G)
A leprechaun comes to America to steal back a pot of gold taken by an Irishman and his daughter in this fanciful musical comedy based on a 1947 Broadway hit. Both the sprite and the girl find romance; the sharecropping locals are saved by the cash; a bigot learns the error of his ways; and Finian (Astaire) dances off to new ad ventures. The fine production and talented cast are not used to their best advantage by the director who proved much better suited for “The Godfather.” Entertaining, nonetheless. ♫How Are Things in Glocca Morra?; Look To the Rainbow; That Old Devil Moon; If This Isn't Love; Something Sort of Grandish; The BeGat; This Time of Year; The Great Come and Get It Day; When I'm Not Near the Girl I Love. 141m/C VHS, DVD . Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Tommy Steele, Keenan Wynn, Al Freeman Jr., Don Francks, Susan Hancock, Dolph Sweet; D: Francis Ford Coppola.