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Shall We Dance (1937)

 -  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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7 May 1937 (USA)  »

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Stepping Toes  »

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$991,000 (estimated)
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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 »

Quotes

Linda Keene: What are the grounds for divorce in this state?
Clerk: Marriage.
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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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They Can't Take That Away from Me
(1937) (uncredited)
Words by Ira Gershwin
Music by George Gershwin
Played during the opening credits and often in the score
Sung by Fred Astaire
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Lie, Gossip and Dance
9 November 2011 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

While in Paris, the famous dancer Pete "Petrov" Peters (Fred Astaire) meets the also famous tap dancer Linda Keene (Ginger Rogers) and he makes fun with her pretending that he is a Russian ballet master. He immediately falls in love with her and when he learns that she will travel to New York in an ocean liner, her arranges with his producer Jeffrey Baird (Edward Everett Horton) to travel in the same ship as Linda.

In the departure, the annoying dancer and former affair of Petrov, Lady Denise Tarrington (Ketti Gallian), comes to the harbor and Petrov lies to her, telling that he has secretly married Linda, to get rid off Denise. However, Denise sends a telegram to the ship congratulating the couple and the lie turns into a gossip to the press. Now the lives of Petrov and Linda get very complicated with the situation.

"Shall We Dance" is another naive film of the couple Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, with delightful confusion and musical numbers. The gags are dated but funny and the film is a pleasant entertaining for cinema and dance lovers. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Vamos Dançar?" ("Shall We Dance?")


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