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Shall We Dance


Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Eric Blore View All


Lee Loeb (Story), Mark Sandrich (Director), Ernest Pagano (Screenplay), Harold Buchman (Story) View All

Release: May 7th, 1937
Runtime: 1 hour, 49 minutes
Ballet star Petrov arranges to cross the Atlantic aboard the same ship as the dancer and musical star he's fallen for but barely knows. By the time the ocean liner reaches New York, a little white lie has churned through the rumour mill and turned into a hot gossip item—that the two celebrities are secretly married.
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For me the primary reason for watching a Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire musical is to see the couple create a little magic on the dance floor, sadly though there's none of that on show in the first half of this and what there is in the second half is nowhere near enough to compensate.
This film contains just about everything you expect from an Astaire/Rogers musical, including the overly complicated plot that gets in the way of the musical numbers, which are really why we're here and there are some terrific numbers here but I had the same problem with this film that I had with th....


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