Ranking the disparate elements of this remake of Roberta, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, who did more musicals than I would have guessed.
1. Marge & Gower Champion. All three of their dances are amazing, and they're pretty good in their other scenes too. I love how whatever movie they're in, as soon as their characters see each other they instantly fall in love.
2. Ann Miller. Criminally gets only one real dance number, right at the beginning of the film. But she does the best acting in the movie, hilarious and world-weary. In the middle of the big finale fashion show she starts doing a striptease and has to be dragged off-stage.
3. Thefashion show. Reportedly directed by Vincente Minnelli (you…