Born on May 10th, 1899
From Omaha, Nebraska
Biddeford "Pogo" Poole (Fred Astaire), an urbane charmer, has been absent for most of the life of his daughter, Jessica (Debbie Reynolds), but he pops up again as she prepares to marry a California rancher (Tab Hunter). Though Pogo's ex-wife (Lilli Palmer) remains unimpressed, Jessica quickly falls for her father's charismatic offensive. Soon, however, his reappearance causes complications for the bride-to-be, and she must decide whether or not to go ahead with the wedding.
This film chronicles the friendship of songwriting duo Bert Kalmar (Fred Astaire) and Harry Ruby (Red Skelton). Bert is a vaudeville dancer who moonlights as a magician. His assistant, Harry, makes a disastrous mistake at a magic show, and their partnership ends. Later, when Bert hurts his leg and can no longer dance, he tries his hand at writing musical numbers. After hearing a friend play a catchy tune, Bert asks to meet the man who composed the song -- leading him right back to Harry.