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Swing Time


Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore, Helen Broderick View All


George Stevens (Director), Howard Lindsay (Screenplay), Allan Scott (Screenplay), Erwin S. Gelsey (Story) View All

Release: Aug. 27th, 1936
Runtime: 1 hour, 43 minutes
Lucky is tricked into missing his own wedding again and has to make $25,000 so her father allows him to marry Margaret. He and business partner Pop go to New York where they run into dancing instructor Penny. She and Lucky form a successful dance partnership, but romance is blighted by his old attachment to Margaret and hers for Ricky Ricardo.
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Citizen Rules
Fred Astaire danced with many different partners in his career, some maybe even better dancers than Ginger Rogers, but none of them had the spunky likability of Ginger.
As part of Citizen's new musical HoF (thanks again for doing this Citizen), one of the films I had to watch was the 1936 classic Swing Time, starring Hollywood's greatest dance team Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.