The Front Row View is a regular column by Great Stories contributor Jim Cannizzaro. He is a veteran community theater leading man, seasoned blogger, movie enthusiast, and family man.
After you’ve seen Charlton Heston throw the tablets at those naughty Israelites, put on your dancin’ shoes and enjoy Charles Walters’ 1948 Easter Parade. The incomparable Judy Garland warbles the great Irving Berlin tunes, Fred Astaire makes all of his amazing dances look easy and Peter Lawford…well, I’ve never understood his appeal, but if you like him, he’s here! The plot is no great shakes (one of the scriptwriters was future megaselling author Sidney Sheldon), but the movie delivers with one great musical number after another, including the classic Garland-Astaire duet “A Couple of Swells.” As sweet as a chocolate Easter bunny, but without the calories! Happy Easter!