Dick Powell returns, this time as Dick Curtis, a med student working his way through college singing and performing at Catskills resort. Hired by a penny pinching woman to escort her daughter, Ann, for the summer, he does so with the encouragement of his fiance, Arline. Of course, everyone falls in love with the wrong person, hijinks ensue, and then... we get close with a series of Berkeley's magnificent show-stopping numbers, including the famous "Lullaby of Broadway", featuring a floating head that turns into New York City, a woman falling to her death, and a tap dance sequence with 100 dancers tapping in perfect unison. A masterpiece by any standard, and one of the most entertaining musicals ever made.
35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.