Yolanda and the Thief – Fred Astaire DVD

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Fred Astaire gracing an imaginative, surreal 16-minute ballet with his wit and unerring dance mastery; a jazzy, glorious-in-Technicolor? street carnival pulsing with movement and music; director Vincente Minnelli’s lush, savvy sophistication evident in every scene ‘ these elements highlight Yolanda and the Thief, a ravishingly beautiful fantasy about a con artist (Astaire) in a mythical Latin American country who convinces a naive heiress (Lucille Bremer) that he’s her guardian angel. It’s a perfect plot to fleece the winsome mark, until love gets other ideas. Ahead of it’s time in tone and visual style and largely underappreciated at it’s release, this musical is a real find for fans of bold, inventive filmmaking.

 

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Johnny Riggs, a con man on the lam, finds himself in a Latin-American country named Patria. There, he overhears a convent-bred rich girl praying to her guardian angel for help in managing her tangled business affairs. Riggs decides to materialize as the girl’s “angel”, gains her unquestioning confidence, and helps himself to the deluded girl’s millions. Just as he and his partner are about to flee Patria with their booty, Riggs realizes he has fallen in love with the girl and returns the money, together with a note that is part confession and part love letter. But the larcenous duo’s escape from Patria turns out to be more difficult than they could ever have imagined.

 

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