Jane Falbury (Judy Garland) thinks she’s doing her sister, Abigail (Gloria DeHaven), a favor by allowing her troupe of summer stock actors to use her barn as a theater. But when Jane meets her sister’s fiancé, director Joe Ross (Gene Kelly), she realizes she’s made a big mistake. She finds herself falling for him in this 1950 musical, which was Garland’s last with Kelly, a longtime collaborator, and features her performance of “Get Happy.”
Charles Walters (November 17, 1911 – August 13, 1982) was a Hollywood director and choreographer most noted for his work in MGM musicals and comedies in from the 1940s to the 1960s.
He was born in Pasadena, California, and educated at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
He is notable for directing Esther Williams’ musicals involving underwater swimming and diving sequences, such as Dangerous When Wet, as well as several musicals starring Leslie Caron, such as Gigi (for which he is uncredited) and Lili. He has also directed musical remakes, including High Society, a remake of The Philadelphia Story (1940), and Bundle of Joy, a remake of Bachelor Mother (1939). Walters also directed the last pairing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, The Barkleys of Broadway, as well as Cary Grant in the actor’s last film Walk, Don’t Run.
Walters died from lung cancer at the age of 71.
According to William J. Mann’s book, “Behind the Screen”, Walters was gay… read more