Yolanda and the Thief
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Yolanda and the Thief has long been considered the nadir of Arthur Freed's years as an MGM musical producer. Unappreciated at the time of its release, the film was a huge financial and critical failure. It has since become a cult film and cinematic cause celebre, revered by its adherents and condemned by its detractors. For the record, Fred Astaire stars as a suave but strangely unsympathetic con arstist Johnny Parkson Riggs, who convince sheltered South American heiress Yolanda (Lucille Bremer) that he's her guardian angel. Naturally, Johnny falls in love with Yolanda and tries to… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Minnelli's second film suffers from the casting of Lucille Bremer (producer Arthur Freed's mistress) in the lead role, and the public was not crazy about seeing Astaire playing a thief."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Truly unbearable; nothing works. When even Astaire isn't coming across, you know you're watching a stinker."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"Visually spectacular musical."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Odd musical comedy with brilliant design and intriguing script."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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