Finian's Rainbow

Film, Drama

Time Out says

An underrated musical, admittedly a little dated in the social comment (on labour exploitation and race relations) which probably seemed quite daring on the original's Broadway debut in 1947. But Burton Lane's score - intact save for the curious omission of the marvellous 'Necessity' - is still first rate, and Coppola steers his motley cast through it with an instinct for rhythm and movement which shows that the choreographic preoccupation which surfaced in his work starting with 'One From The Heart' was nothing new. Certainly the best of the latter-day musicals in the tradition of Minnelli and MGM.

By: TM


Release details

144 mins

Cast and crew

Francis Ford Coppola
EY Harburg, Fred Saidy
Fred Astaire
Petula Clark
Tommy Steele
Don Francks
Barbara Hancock
Keenan Wynn
Al Freeman Jr
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