An ordinary musical comedy, THE SKY'S THE LIMIT paired Fred Astaire with a new dancing partner, Joan Leslie, who surprised audiences with her terpsichorean skills, although her singing voice was looped by Sally Sweetland. Astaire is Fred Atwell, a WW II flyboy hero who, wishing to avoid
the limelight, skips out on a 10-day stateside fund-raising tour and, posing as an ordinary civilian, hangs out in New York City. There he falls for Joan Manion (Leslie), gung-ho magazine photographer who yearns for a battlefront assignment and doesn't think much of Fred, believing him to be
shirking his patriotic duty. Refusing to reveal his real identity, Fred begins a musical cam...