Easter Parade is a 1948 American musical film starring Judy Garland, Fred Astaire and Peter Lawford, featuring music by Irving Berlin, including some of Astaire and Garland's best-known songs, such as "Easter Parade", "Steppin' Out with My Baby", and "We're a Couple of Swells".
In 1912, Broadway star Don Hewes (Fred Astaire) buys Easter presents for his sweetheart ("Happy Easter"), getting a boy to part with an Easter rabbit by distracting him with a set of drums ("Drum Crazy"). He takes the gifts to his dancing partner, Nadine Hale (Ann Miller), who has been offered a show with a solo opportunity. He persuades her to change her mind ("It Only Happens When I Dance With You") until his best friend, Johnny (Peter Lawford), arrives. Nadine reveals she and Don are no longer a team, clearly attracted to Johnny, who refuses her out of respect for Don.
|author||Albert Hackett Frances Goodrich Sidney Sheldon|
|award||Academy Award for Best Original Musical Score|
|contentLocation||New York City|
|events||Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival|
|keywords||best friend blue brag broadway broadway star broadway theatre buy easter parade evict follow former partner hear laugh morning open sing teach wait walk we\'re a couple of swells ziegfeld follies|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Original Musical Score|
|publisher||Loews Cineplex Entertainment|
|theme||dance jukebox musical musical|