Easter Parade 1
Festival Film Series
Easter Parade
M-G-M (1948)
Thu Aug 7, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Sheffer Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute
  • Synopsis
  • Soundtrack
When Don Hewes (Fred Astaire) is unexpectedly dumped by his vaudeville dance partner and love interest Nadine (Ann Miller), he brags that he can easily train any chorus girl to take her place. To prove his point, he offers Hannah Brown (Judy Garland) from the chorus line at a local bar a handsome salary to be his new partner. Although it's tough going, Hannah & Hewes (as they come to be known) make it to the big time. Hannah falls for Don hard, but Don (who thinks he is still in love with Nadine) is all business. In the end, after the usual fighting, hurt feelings, missed opportunities, and production numbers, the two get together in time to step out in New York's Easter Parade. Set in 1911, Easter Parade has songs and score by Irving Berlin and is the only film Astaire and Garland appear in together. Highlights include Astaire's "Drum Crazy" and "Steppin' Out with My Baby," Ann Miller's "Shaking the Blues Away," and several great Astaire/Garland numbers, including "I Love a Piano", "A Couple of Swells", and "Easter Parade". MGM (1948). 104 minutes.
Soundtrack
 Happy Easter
(1948) Easter Parade - Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Drum Crazy
(1948) Easter Parade - Irving Berlin (w/m)
 It Only Happens When I Dance With You
(1948) Easter Parade - Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Everybody's Doin' It Now
(1911) - Irving Berlin (w/m)
 I Want To Go Back To Michigan (Down On The Farm)
(1914) - Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Beautiful Faces
(1920) Broadway Brevities of 1920 - Irving Berlin (w/m)
 A Fella With An Umbrella
(1947) Easter Parade - Irving Berlin (w/m)
 I Love A Piano
(1915) Stop! Look! Listen! - Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Snookey Ookums
(1913) - Irving Berlin (w/m)
 The Ragtime Violin
(1911) - Irving Berlin (w/m)
 When The Midnight Choo Choo Leaves For Alabam
(1912) - Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Shaking The Blues Away
(1927) - Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Steppin' Out With My Baby
(1947) - Irving Berlin (w/m)
 A Couple Of Swells
(1948) Easter Parade - Irving Berlin (w/m)
 The Girl On The Magazine Cover
(1915) Stop! Look! Listen! - Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Better Luck Next Time
(1928) - Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Easter Parade
(1933) As Thousands Cheer - Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Call Me Up Some Rainy Afternoon
(1910) - Irving Berlin (w/m)
Ticket/Venue Info
Sheffer Recital Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
LibertyBank
OFAM 2003 Title Sponsor