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Norman Taurog and MGM nabbed the unpartnered Fred Astaire and paired him up with terpsichorean titaness Eleanor Powell to end up with the most sublime piece of tap ever recorded on celluloid. In Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940), Astaire plays ace hoofer Johnny Brett whose best pal King Shaw (George Murphy) accidentally hones in on Johnny’s big break and gets to dance alongside Broadway star Clare Bennett (Powell). The film is iridescent with sparkling Cole Porter tunes including “Begin the Beguine’s” moment of tap transcendence. Also includes featurette “Hollywood: Begin the Beguine” and the Our Gang short “The Big Premiere”.

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