An odd little documentary about a rather niche subject that manages to be an intimate portrait of a family that seems to have fallen apart. Some great archival footage, but a little lacking in placing things in the larger context of Yiddish theatre.
Absolutely one of the best because of the killer score here. Fred and Ginger are on point, as always, but Jerome Kern and Doroty Fields provide them some truly memorable songs in this one. I love that it seems to be snowing through the whole film. I love their performance of 'A Fine Romance'. I love the costumes. I love Victor Moore. I love that together their names make 'lucky penny'. I can't decide how I feel about that Bojangles number, but nine out of ten ain't bad.
Slow at points but featuring one of the best movie dogs of all time. And the weirdest shower. Frank Sinatra is too showy here, I prefer him playing naive. But the score is pretty lovely, and the colours and art direction are eye catching. The hair and make-up are some of the worst ever though. How could anyone make Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak look so bad.