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Five Insanely Romantic Fred Astaire Dances

14 February 2011 12:44 PM, PST | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

Call me old-fashioned, call me an insanely committed movie dork; hell, call me an insanely committed, old-fashioned movie dork but there's nothing I like better on Valentine's Day than a quiet night in with my wife, a home-cooked meal and great old films. Our favorites are the classic MGM musicals. You can't go wrong with Gene Kelly, of course, but I think Valentine's Day belongs to Fred Astaire, who produced many of his best onscreen moments with a woman at his side. The air of romance in Astaire's best films is so thick it's beyond intoxicating: it's positively infectious. Here are five of his most insanely romantic dance numbers.

"I'll Be Hard to Handle"

From "Roberta" (1935)

Featuring Astaire and Ginger Rogers

The first image we think of when we think of Astaire is the elegant gentleman in top hat and tails, squiring Ginger Rogers to some impossibly lavish Depression-era ball. »

- Matt Singer

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