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Shall We Dance (1937)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  7 May 1937 (USA)
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A budding romance between a ballet master and a tapdancer becomes complicated when rumours surface that they're already married.

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Ballet star Pete "Petrov" Peters arranges to cross the Atlantic aboard the same ship as the dancer he's fallen for but barely knows, musical star Linda Keene. By the time the ocean liner reaches New York, a little white lie has churned through the rumor mill and turned into a hot gossip item: that the two celebrities are secretly married. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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Stepping Toes  »

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$991,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Pat Flaherty as Park Policeman and J.M. Kerrigan are in studio records/casting call lists for this movie, but they did not appear or were not identifiable. See more »

Goofs

At the launch of the air mail plane from the ship, we hear the plane engine idling. The engine would be at full power. See more »

Quotes

Arthur Miller: What does your watch say?
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When George Gershwin's name appears in the credits, a bit of "Rhapsody in Blue" plays on the soundtrack. See more »

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Shall We Dance
(1937) (uncredited)
Words by Ira Gershwin
Music by George Gershwin
Danced by Fred Astaire and Harriet Hoctor in the ballet sequence opening this number
Sung by Fred Astaire
Danced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the closing sequence
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Music by Gershwin, dancing by Astaire and Rogers, with Edward Everett Horton and Eric Blore in tow
20 December 2000 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This film (one of the better ones Astaire and Rogers did) probably doesn't get quite the praise it merits because Top Hat and The Gay Divorcee are so widely praised (rightly so). But this movie is equally well executed and any movie that has in it's score the songs, "Shall We Dance", "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" and especially "They Can't Take That Away" deserves to be warmly remembered. There's a score by Gershwin, dancing by Astaire, Rogers and others and Edard Everett Horton and Eric Blore in support (they appeared in so many of the Astaire-Rogers films that their casting must have been legally required!). Well worth your time. Recommended.


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