He wears a ratty old cardigan instead of tails, a battered felt hat in place of a topper -- but one glimpse of those agile feet and you know hes Fred Astaire. The great entertainer sang and danced his last musical lead in Finians Rainbow, director Francis Ford Coppolas exuberant movie of the 1947 Broadway hit. Astaire plays an Irish rogue who plants a stolen crock of leprechaun gold in the soil near Fort Knox to reap what he thinks will be a rich harvest. In tow are his spirited daughter (Petula Clark), a love-struck leprechaun (Tommy Steele) and a bigoted Southern senator (Keenan Wynn) transformed by misbegotten magic. The treasurable Burton Lane/E.Y. Harburg score includes How Are Things in Glocca Morra?, Look to the Rainbow, If This Isnt Love and Old Devil Moon. Watching it, youll be in clover. Four-leaf all the way.
Actors: Fred Astaire; Petula Clark; Tommy Steele; Don Francks; Keenan Wynn; Barbara Hancock; Al Freeman Jr.; Ronald Colby; Dolph Sweet; Wright King; Louis Silas
Writer: E.Y. Harburg; Fred Saidy
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Producer: Joseph Landon
Genre: Family; Adventure; Musical
AspectRatio: ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 2.35:1, 16 X 9 LETTERBOX
Audio: DTS HD-Master Audio 5.1 - English