Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"Puttin' on the Ritz"

Fred Astaire is fantastic in this sequence. He was never a "crooner" and it's unfortunate that the director asked him to sing the intro. But watch - beginnng at the 1:30 mark - when the singing starts and the dancing begins... Outstanding.

BTW, this video is high enough definition to justify watching fullscreen... Enjoy!

The Gene Wilder/Peter Boyle parody is offered as a humorous tribute. LINK

"Fred Astaire - Puttin' On the Ritz" LINK: Youtube

"Puttin on the Ritz" LINK: Youtube

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