#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Tom and Ellen Bowen are a brother and sister dance act whose show closes in New York. Their agent books them in London for the same period as the Royal Wedding. They travel by ship where Ellen meets and becomes involved with Lord John Brindale. This causes her to miss a rehearsal. Tom (Astaire) uses the time to dance with a hat rack and gym equipment. Later Tom and Ellen attempt a graceful dance number as the ship rolls. Upon arrival Tom holds auditions and meets Anne. There is much indecision by the siblings about their romantic partners even though they are in-the-clouds. Tom dances on the walls and ceiling of his hotel room. All ends well in this light musical. By the way, there is a vaudeville-style dance number in their show that features slapstick. It’s a hoot.
Plot: Tom and Ellen are asked to perform as a dance team in England at the time of Princess Elizabeth’s wedding. As brother and sister, each develops a British love interest, Ellen with Lord John Brindale and Tom with dancer Anne Ashmond.
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The one with Fred Astaire dancing on the ceiling.
So, basically everybody around the globe knows- and has seen the famous dancing sequence with Fred Astaire dancing on the walls and ceilings. But how many people actually know that, that sequence is from this movie? I’m surprised that a movie with such a famous sequence isn’t better known.
In essence “Royal Wedding” is your typical MGM musical, with still a couple of extra pluses, that makes this movie distinct itself from the average, formulaic movie musical, from the same time period. Obviously the famous sequence with Fred Astaire dancing on the ceiling is one of them but to me it also was the humor. Musicals really aren’t best known for the well placed and original humor but this movie does a great job at providing a couple of genuine good and original laughs.
The story is kept simple and formulaic and above all also of course very predictable. The movie doesn’t offer an awful lot of surprises but yet the story serves its purpose and that fits the genre just right.
There are a couple of great and likable characters in this movie, that help to make the movie an extra joy to watch. Fred Astaire of course steals the show with his acting and dancing but also Jane Powell as his sister was great. Not too happy about the casting of Sarah Churchill (Winston Churchill’s daughter). No offense but she just isn’t beautiful enough (she has got her daddy’s looks, I’m afraid) for her part and also perhaps a tad too old. It just doesn’t fit the genre.
The musical numbers are all well executed, mainly those by Fred Astaire. The sequences were however a bit too ‘stagey’ for my taste, although I should admit that the musical genre has just never been my favorite movie genre.
All in all an enjoyable to watch typical MGM musical, with a couple of more offerings in it than its fellow genre movies.
Fred Astaire’s dance on the ceiling is still the highlight of Royal Wedding
Just rewatched this public domain M-G-M musical on Netflix Streaming. How disappointing I was to see a close to wretched print there instead of a restored one that I read was available on the Warner DVD. Still, I once again enjoyed seeing Fred Astaire dance on the ceiling in his declaring his love for Sarah Churchill. I loved seeing him dance with a hat rack. And I was overjoyed to see his dances with Jane Powell whether on a ship during a storm making for some hilarious encounters with inanimate objects, pretending to be a king and maid, employing some Latin rhythms in a Haiti sequence, or doing a roaring ’20s number to “How Can You Believe Me When I Said I Loved You When You Know I’ve Been a Liar All My Life”. And while I’ve always known Fred to also be a pretty good singer, Powell isn’t so bad either though her operatic voice isn’t something I’m a big fan of. Keenan Wynn also provides some amusement as both their manager Irving Klinger and his English brother Edgar especially when a split screen is made when they call each other. The romantic subplots involving Astaire/Churchill and Powell/Peter Lawford didn’t involve me too much so I’m glad they don’t dominate too much of the story. And how awesome to see the footage of the wedding of then-Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip on this, her Diamond Jubilee year as Queen of England. So on that note, Royal Wedding gets a high recommendation from me. Update-4/5/21: I just watched on Warner Bros. DVD a much better-looking print.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 33 min (93 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Musical, Romance
Director Stanley Donen
Writer Alan Jay Lerner
Actors Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 1 win & 1 nomination total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Laboratory Technicolor (color by)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm