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Shall We Dance
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Shall We Dance -- A ballet dancer and a showgirl fake a marriage for publicity purposes, then fall in love.
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Director:
Writers:
Allan Scott (screen play) and
Ernest Pagano (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
7 May 1937 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Hot Feet ! See more »
Plot:
A budding romance between a ballet master and a tapdancer becomes complicated when rumours surface that they're already married. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(7 articles)
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User Reviews:
Bad jokes aside ... See more (44 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Fred Astaire ... Petrov

Ginger Rogers ... Linda Keene

Edward Everett Horton ... Jeffrey Baird
Eric Blore ... Cecil Flintridge
Jerome Cowan ... Arthur Miller
Ketti Gallian ... Lady Tarrington
William Brisbane ... Jim Montgomery
Harriet Hoctor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Norman Ainsley ... Ship's Bartender (uncredited)

Ben Alexander ... Evans - a Bandleader (uncredited)
Sherwood Bailey ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Matthew Boulton ... Ship's Officer (uncredited)
Harry Bowen ... Johnson - the Locksmith (uncredited)
Sidney Bracey ... First Steward (uncredited)
William Burress ... New Jersey Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
Charles Coleman ... Central Park Policeman (uncredited)
Monte Collins ... Usher-Messenger (uncredited)
Jean De Briac ... Show Producer (uncredited)
Dudley Dickerson ... Engine Room Singer (uncredited)
Pauline Garon ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Douglas Gordon ... Steward (uncredited)
Helena Grant ... Passenger Starting Gossip (uncredited)
Charlie Hall ... Ship's Bartender (uncredited)

Eddie Hall ... Man on Stairs with Blonde (uncredited)
Jane Hamilton ... Woman (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Passenger Walking Dog (uncredited)
Sam Hayes ... Dispatcher (uncredited)
Charles Irwin ... Fire Drill Steward (uncredited)
Tiny Jones ... Flower Woman (uncredited)
Lew Kelly ... Policeman at Jail (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Room Steward (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Marie Marks ... Woman (uncredited)
Alphonse Martell ... Doorman (uncredited)
Torben Meyer ... Show Producer (uncredited)
Frank Moran ... Process Server (uncredited)
Henry Mowbray ... Radio Officer (uncredited)
Leonard Mudie ... Room Service Waiter (uncredited)
Vesey O'Davoren ... Ship's Bartender (uncredited)
Jack Rice ... Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Matty Roubert ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
George Savidan ... Errand Boy (uncredited)
Rolfe Sedan ... Ballet Master (uncredited)
Mary Stewart ... Dancer and Singer (uncredited)
Spencer Teakle ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Pete Theodore ... Linda's Dancing Partner (uncredited)
Richard Tucker ... Mr. Russell - Attorney (uncredited)
Marek Windheim ... Ballet Master (uncredited)
Sam Wren ... Charlie (uncredited)
Emma Young ... Tai (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark Sandrich 
 
Writing credits
Allan Scott (screen play) and
Ernest Pagano (screen play)

P.J. Wolfson (adaptation)

Lee Loeb (based on a story by) and
Harold Buchman (based on a story by)

Anne Morrison Chapin  contributor to treatment (uncredited)
James Gow  contributor to screenplay construction (uncredited)
Edmund H. North  contributor to screenplay construction (uncredited)

Produced by
Pandro S. Berman .... production (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
David Abel (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
William Hamilton (edited by)
 
Art Direction by
Van Nest Polglase 
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
J.R. Crone .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Argyle Nelson .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Carroll Clark .... associate art director
Darrell Silvera .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Hugh McDowell Jr. .... recordist
 
Special Effects by
Vernon L. Walker .... special effects (as Vernon Walker)
Katherine Stubergh .... character masks (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph F. Biroc .... camera operator (uncredited)
J. Roy Hunt .... camera operator (uncredited)
John Miehle .... still photographer (uncredited)
Cliff Shirpser .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Irene .... gowns: Miss Rogers'
Edith Clark .... wardrobe attendant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
George Gershwin .... music by
Ira Gershwin .... lyrics by
Nathaniel Shilkret .... musical director
Robert Russell Bennett .... music arranger (uncredited)
Hal Borne .... musician: rehearsal pianist (uncredited)
Fud Livingston .... music arranger (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Harry Losee .... ballet staged by
Hermes Pan .... ballet staged by
Harry Cornbleth .... stand-in: Fred Astaire (uncredited)
Eddie Hall .... stand-in: Edward Everett Horton (uncredited)
John Huettner .... stand-in: Edward Everett Horton (uncredited)
Marie Osborne .... stand-in: Ginger Rogers (uncredited)
Paul Rochin .... stand-in (uncredited)
Harry Timms .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
109 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:S | Netherlands:AL (original rating) (1937) | UK:U | UK:U (video rating) (1985) | USA:Approved (PCA #2994) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The scene where Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance on roller skates took about 150 takes, according to one of the VHS versions of the film.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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?
Jeffrey Baird:It says, "Tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick."
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Soundtrack:
Shall We DanceSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Bad jokes aside ..., 17 February 2009
Author: ilprofessore-1 from United States

Surely one of the silliest and most improbable plots in all the Astaire-Rogers series –-and that's saying a lot! — this 1937 film still features many delights: foremost among them of course are the dances of Fred solo and with Ginger, and the now classic songs of the Gershwin brothers. Amazingly, some of the best of these, the immortal "They Can't Take That Away from Me" for example, take up only a minute or two of screen time, as if the producers at RKO couldn't wait to get them over with so they could get back to the story. More time in the film is given over to the confused and outraged antics of floor manager Eric Blore than to some greatest songs in the great American Song Book. The film ends, however, with a breath-taking bit of pure exuberance, American dancing at its very, very best. The quarreling lovers are reunited singing and dancing to the title song. "Shall we dance or keep on moping?" As then and now a very good question. Absurd plot line and bad jokes aside, a film classic well worth watching again and again.

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