“Drum Crazy” from “Easter Parade"

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Continuing the theme from my last blog that tap dancers often are fine drummers, Here is Fred Astaire again in a charming scene, “drum crazy” from Easter Parade.

The Astaire character wishes to purchase a cute gift for his new love. He choses a pink stuffed bunny, but just as he goes to pick it up to pay for it, a little kid beats him to it, so now Fred has to cajole the stuffed bunny away from the kid. Astaire seizes upon the drums in the toy store, and hopes to distract the kid away from the bunny. Here is that delightful scene.

EASTER PARADE directed by Charles Walters (1948 107 min.)

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