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Swing Time

(DVD - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Swing Time


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Fred Astaire plays a gambler intent on raising $25,000 in New York in order to marry his fiance back home. Romantic complications occur when he meets dancing teacher, Ginger Rogers. Memorable songs include "The Way you look tonight".
Title: Swing time
[videorecording]
Publisher: [United States] :, Turner Home Entertainment Co. ;, Burbank, Ca. :, Warner Bros. Entertainment :, Distributed by Warner Home Video,, c2005.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: From a story by Erwin Gelsey.
DVD release of the 1936 motion picture.
Special features: commentary by John Mueller, author of Astaire Dancing; new featurette "The swing of things: swing time step by step by step"; musical short "Hotel a la Swing"; classic cartoon "Bingo Crosbyana"; theatrical trailer.
Summary: Fred Astaire plays a gambler intent on raising $25,000 in New York in order to marry his fiance back home. Romantic complications occur when he meets dancing teacher, Ginger Rogers. Memorable songs include "The Way you look tonight".
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Additional Contributors: Stevens, George Cooper - 1904-
Lindsay, Howard - 1889-1968.
Scott, Allan - 1906-1995.
Berman, Pandro S. - 1905-
Kern, Jerome - 1885-1945.
Fields, Dorothy - 1905-1974.
Astaire, Fred
Rogers, Ginger - 1911-
Gelsey, Erwin - 1903-
ISBN: 078063988X
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Report This Jun 16, 2013
  • d2013 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

What a pair... dancing royalty. Loved it!

Report This Jul 17, 2011
  • richibi rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

the famous pair's silken dance numbers show up too little and too late in the film to save an otherwise uninspired script, Ginger Rogers remains throughout nevertheless always a perfect vision, while the others pale as props only and, worse, caricatures around her, even the cardboard Astaire

Report This Nov 10, 2010
  • KarenW rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My absolute favorite Astaire and Rogers movie! A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiancée, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer. One of the most beautifully shot scenes about romance in the snow has the wonderful song called "This is a fine romance."

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Their first dance scene.

After accidentally getting a dance instructor fired, the student makes things right by pretending that she taught him moves that he knew all along.

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