Fred Astaire and Jane Powell in Royal Wedding (1951)

Royal Wedding (1951)

1h. 42min. // 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.


Directed by: Stanley Donen

Writing Credits: Alan Jay Lerner (story and screenplay)

Starring: Fred Astaire (as Tom Bowen), Jane Powell (as Ellen Bowen) and Peter Lawford (as Lord John Brindale)


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NOMINATED. Academy Awards, USA 1952. Best Music, Original Song. Burton Lane (music) and Alan Jay Lerner (lyrics) for the song “Too Late Now”.


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Fred Astaire, Keenan Wynn, and Jane Powell in Royal Wedding (1951)

Fred Astaire and Jane Powell in Royal Wedding (1951)


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