Those dark undercurrents are overshadowed by some great song-and-dance performances. The musics great, no doubt: Theres a definitive version of White Christmas by Crosby along with the lovely Be Careful, Its My Heart. (That Irving Berlin guy certainly knew what he was doing.) And the dancings excellent. Astaire does an unforgettable routine with live firecrackers for partners as well as a drunken number thats as good as it gets for movie musicals (the guy even falls down gracefully!).
This outdoor screening is part of the Silver Blades on the Silver Screen series at the Ice at Discovery Green. You can watch from the ice while you glide around or from ringside seats. 6 p.m. 1500 McKinney. For information, call 713-400-7336 or visit www.discoverygreen.com. Free to $10.
Thu., Dec. 25, 6 p.m., 2008