The Barkleys of Broadway
The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)

The Barkleys of Broadway became Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers' "reunion" picture purely by accident. Originally conceived as a follow-up to the successful Astaire-Judy Garland vehicle Easter Parade, Barkleys was to have… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 4, 1949
DVD Release Date: August 16, 2005
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Don Druker
Chicago Reader

It isn't very witty - although it's supposed to be - and it isn't really satire, in the sense of Singin' in the Rain or The Band Wagon.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It doesn't help that the music by Harry Warren and Ira Gershwin is slight.

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Emanuel Levy

Though one of their weakest teaming, it's worth seeing this late (and last) Astaire-Rogers musical for historical reasons; Rogers replaced the ailing Judy Garland.

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Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat

This is a weak reteaming, unfortunately, and it's the screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green which does that.

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Steve Crum

Astaire and Rogers last teaming, and full of wit, music, dance, and comedy.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It's Fred and Ginger and in color, but the movie's pretty bad.

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The tenth and final in a long Rogers and Astaire saga, the Barkleys emphasize all the real life struggles of the pair: Rogers trying her hand at being a serious… More
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A decade after their ninth and final film together, Rogers and Astaire were paired together again, thanks to a twist of fate. Although Judy Garland was… More