1968. USA. Francis Ford Coppola. 145 min.
Introduced by Matthew Kennedy
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 4:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1968. USA. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. With Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Tommy Steele, Keenan Wynn, Al Freeman, Jr. Coppola turned Burton Lane and E. Y. Harburg’s stage play, an early commentary on racial prejudice, into what Leonard Maltin calls “perhaps the best movie musical of its era.” The great Astaire, veteran of Vincente Minnelli and Stanley Donen masterpieces and now nearing 70, gives a glorious performance in his final major musical. 145 min.