Royal Wedding

Not, thankfully, a documentary about a couple with cotton wool in their mouths, but a lively Technicolor musical (produced by Arthur Freed), with Astaire and Powell as a brother-and-sister musical act who travel from America to London at the time of the Queen's wedding (then Princess Elizabeth, of course), and both find romance, he with a dancer, she with a lord. A pleasant enough score by Burton Lane and Alan Jay Lerner, helped out by Donen's stylish direction; best number is 'You're All the World to Me', with Astaire energetically dancing his way round the walls and ceiling of a hotel room.

Release details

Duration: 93 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Stanley Donen
Screenwriter: Alan Jay Lerner
Cast: Fred Astaire
Jane Powell
Sarah Churchill
Peter Lawford
Keenan Wynn
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