After ten years apart, Fred and Ginger got the old act back together for one last hurrah—this time in Technicolor and with the help of MGM’s high-gloss Freed Unit. Originally designed as a vehicle for Astaire and Judy Garland, it turned out to be a fitting reunion piece with its story of a husband and wife song-and-dance team whose professional partnership and marriage hit the rocks after she decides to pursue a career in the “legitimate” theater. Fred tapping amidst a legion of disembodied shoes is sheer delight, while the ballroom number “They Can’t Take That Away from Me”—reprised from 1937’s Shall We Dance—recaptures the old magic with a new poignancy.