Finian's Rainbow
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In this film, set in the mythical Southern state of Missitucky, whimsical Irishman Finian and his daughter Sharon arrive in the community carrying a crock of gold, which they've stolen from Ogg the Leprechaun. Sharon falls in love with sharecropper Woody Mahoney and runs afoul of the racially-bigoted Judge Rawkins.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A light, pastoral fantasy with civil rights angles, underscored by comedy values."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"A marvelous evening right up to its last shot of Astaire walking away down a country road."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"An allegory of the end of the studio system, couched in archaic-modern mementos"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Astaire gives a dignified performance as the Irish immigrant with the leprechaun's pot of gold, Clarke is good as his feisty daughter, and the songs are hugely enjoyable."
‑ , Film4
"An underrated musical."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"It's Fred Astaire's last musical and a sorry farewell."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"One of many musical stinkers made during a decade infamous for them."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
‑ Renata Adler, New York Times
"Not as bad as legend has it, but Francis Ford Coppola's film of Finian's Rainbow can hardly be called good"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"An inauspicious early Coppola film of a muscial that was already dated by the time the cameras rolled."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Nitrate Online
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