A Date With Judy

1948, Movie, NR, 113 mins

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Too bad it's not Garland. Chipper MGM musical kitsch has Santa Barbara teen Judy Foster (Powell) seeing fellow teen Beckett, but she soon falls for older man Robert Stack. Elizabeth Taylor is Judy's best friend, and they both misconstrue Judy's father's (Wallace Beery) relationship with the exotic Carmen Miranda as an affair--when, in reality, the Brazilian Bombshell has been teaching him how to dance so he can surprise his wife. Shallow complications ensue until all is straightened out for a saccharine finale (Powell trilling "It's a Most Unusual Day"). Taylor is breathtakingly beautiful, but Miranda walks off with every scene she's in. Stanley Donen handled the choreography, and the songs, by a raft of composers, include Miranda's specialty, "Cuanto la Gusta." leave a comment

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