Like her top-billed male counterpart, Joan Leslie delivers a fine performance, as she tries to determine whether or not she cares for this seemingly lazy, boisterous madman. The great Robert Benchley (who is surely one of the most underrated comedians ever) gets a chance to make us laugh as only he could, taking an entire scene to inaccurately describe a graph. There’s also a cameo by Eric Blore — who appeared in several Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers classics — as Benchley’s valet (the kind of part the funny little man was born for).
Warner Brothers gives us the long-awaited DVD debut of The Sky's the Limit as part of its Warner Archive Collection, and is available at WBshop.com. The title is shown in its theatrical 1.37:1 aspect ratio, and with the original monaural soundtrack. There are no special features included (not even a trailer, sadly), but the fact that Astaire purists can finally add this to their collection should be special enough for all.