IA #51: Royal Wedding (1951)

 Royal Wedding (1951) on IMDb

Royal Wedding isn’t in the top 10 of the Internet Archive Top 100, but it includes the most famous scene of any movie on the list.  This classic MGM musical might have been known for Fred Astaire’s dance with a hat stand, but another solo performance stands out. Near the end of the movie, an ecstatic Astaire dances on the floor of his room, then on the walls, then on the ceiling.

Oh yes, there’s a movie too. Astaire and Jane Powell play a brother and sister song and dance team at the 1947 wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten in London. It’s a fairly lightweight film, but musical fans will find a lot to enjoy here.