Royal Wedding

DVD Release: May 1, 2001
Royal Wedding


Fred Astaire and Jane Powell star as the brother-and-sister dancing team of Tom and Ellen Bowen, who get booked to play in London during the same time as the Royal Wedding.

Dove Review

Fred Astaire was one of great dancers of his time. This movie from 1951 also stars Jane Powell and Peter Lawford. It is a classic musical with fantastic dance steps, songs and a story of romance and relationships.

As the brother-and-sister dance team travel to England in time for the Royal Wedding, they are booked to do a show there, and they dance and sing their way into the hearts of the viewer. Along the way, they each find romance in merry old England, and as they watch the Royal Wedding parade, they both make a decision that will change their lives.

With Fred Astaire’s wonderful dance routine on the wall and ceiling and Jane’s beautiful voice singing those charming love songs, “Royal Wedding” is a movie that will captivate audiences for ages to come. It is truly entertaining for anyone who loves old musicals. We award this film the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Sex: Couples kiss
Language: "Blooming"; "My gosh"
Violence: Men in a fist fight in bar and again on the docks
Drugs: Scenes with characters drinking
Nudity: Dancers show very mild cleavage and legs in a skirt with a slit.
Other: Man calls his wife an "old crow"; woman's fiancé got married to someone else without telling her.


Company: Cinedigm
Director: Stanley Donen
Producer: Arthur Freed
Genre: Musical
Runtime: 92 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe