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You Were Never Lovlier


With Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth. Not a shining example of the genre. Johnny Mercer’s songs are mediocre, the dancing is uninspired, the plot is more than usually silly. In a movie with great singing and dancing I can ignore that—the plot in a film like this is typically nothing but a rack to hang the musical numbers on—but this one just doesn’t cut it.