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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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The seventh (of ten) dancing partnership of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. See more »

Quotes

Newsboy: [shouting] Petrov and Keene: secret marriage!
Peter P. Peters: We're the only two people in New York who don't think we're married.
Linda Keene: Think? I know we're not.
Peter P. Peters: I'm beginning to have my doubts.
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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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For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
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Sung a cappella on shipboard by people in a bar
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Classic Astaire and Rogers
8 August 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon US) – See all my reviews

Astaire plays ballet star Pete "Petrov" Peters who falls for Rogers (Linda Keene).He arranges to cross the Atlantic aboard the same ship as Rogers and along the way he sings and dances and they dance together. Edward Everett Horton plays his manager and provides the comic relief. But who cares about the plot. We watch these movies for the songs and dancing and they are good. A highlight is Astaire's solo number in the steam room of the ship as he dances in time to the ship's pistons. There are some classic George Gershwin songs in this one: "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off" and "They Can't Take That Away From Me".

This is the 7th pairing of Astaire and Rogers. You can also see Astaire and Rogers in these films: Shall We Dance (1937) Swing Time (1936) Follow the Fleet (1936) Top Hat (1935) Roberta (1935) The Gay Divorcée (1934) Flying Down to Rio (1933)


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