Swing Time (1936)
February 27, 2024 11:30 AM - Subscribe

[TRAILER] Dexterous and risk-taking Lucky Garnett (Fred Astaire) pursues dancing and gambling with equal verve. Engaged to the pretty Margaret Watson (Betty Furness), Lucky gets pre-wedding nerves, which leads to the ceremony being called off. Margaret's father decides that Lucky can have a second chance at marrying her if he can make $25,000, so he heads to New York City to seek his fortune. When Lucky meets the beautiful dance teacher Penny Carroll (Ginger Rogers), however, his priorities soon change.

Also starring Victor Moore, Helen Broderick, Eric Blore, Georges Metaxa, Landers Stevens, Jack Goode, Gerald Hamer.

Directed by George Stevens. Screenplay by Howard Lindsay, Allan Scott. Story by Erwin S. Gelsey, "Portrait of John Garnett." Produced by Pandro S. Berman for RKO Pictures. Cinematography by David Abel. Edited by Henry Berman. Music by Jerome Kern (music) and Dorothy Fields (lyrics). Choreography by Hermes Pan.

93% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

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posted by DirtyOldTown (3 comments total)
I wasn't as impressed with this as I was with Top Hat.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 12:23 PM on February 27 [1 favorite]

I don't disagree with observations in your review that the characters, when taken the way they come across in the plot, don't come off so great. I'm disinclined to care much, though... dancing and all.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:28 AM on February 28

Oh, yeah, I actually recommended just getting the DVD and skipping everything BUT the dancing because Fred Astaire.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:51 AM on February 28

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