Hayworth is lovely. A 5 star film, but I feel like Silvers was miscast and is quite annoying here. Deducting one star, othewise a joy from start to finish. Scene with Kelly dancing with himself is must see
A film about objectification, desire, ambition, regret, jealousy, the thrill of performance; about doing something for the love of it & not for the fame. On-stage drama spills out behind the scenes; sense of joie de vivre, traces of Cocteau (as Kelly breaks the mirrored illusion of the screen to free himself of the id) & pure romanticism lead to a visual spectacle far greater than anything in today's CG blockbusters.