One thing that struck me seeing this film on the big screen for the first time was how beautiful the costume design was. Edith Head was certainly at the top of her game designing the beautiful gowns and suits for the film. From Vera-Ellen's beautiful pink gown and Danny Kaye's classic grey suit for the "The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing number to Rosemary Clooney's stunning black mermaid gown for her torch song, "Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me," each outfit is a jaw-dropper on the big screen.
Seeing Vera-Ellen's brilliant "Abraham" tap number was also a real treat... she's at the top of her dancing form here, and, sadly, one of her final dance appearances on the big screen.
One number that struck me as particularly beautiful seeing the movie this time around was Clooney's "Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me." It's one of Irving Berlin's most poignant lyric-writing endeavours, and Clooney, one of the great jazz/popular singers of her time, pulls the number off like nobody else could with her rich and unique alto voice. Take a look here if you haven't seen the movie before.
The Cineplex Classic Film Series is in its second year of presenting classic films for audiences to see for only $5! How can you go wrong? Up next: The Bridge on the River Kwai, followed by the one of the most beautiful films ever made, To Kill a Mockingbird. Check out the link to find the closest Cineplex theatre near you and to look at the schedule of films that are playing up to this August!