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Carefree (1938)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  2 September 1938 (USA)
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Dr. Tony Flagg's friend, Steven, has problems in the relationship with his fiancee, Amanda, so he persuades her to visit Dr. Flagg. After some minor misunderstandings, she falls in love ... See full summary »

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Amanda Cooper
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Stephen Arden
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Aunt Cora
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Clarence Kolb ...
Judge Travers
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Roland Hunter
Walter Kingsford ...
Dr. Powers
Kay Sutton ...
Miss Adams
The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir ...
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Dr. Tony Flagg's friend, Steven, has problems in the relationship with his fiancee, Amanda, so he persuades her to visit Dr. Flagg. After some minor misunderstandings, she falls in love with Dr. Flagg. When he tries to use hypnosis to strengthen her feelings for Steven, things get complicated. Written by <lora5588@hotmail.com>

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2 September 1938 (USA)  »

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$1,253,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A comic scene in which psychiatrist Tony Flagg (Fred Astaire) attempts to analyze a light-headed patient (Grace Hayle) was deleted from the release print. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the first brief dance at the dinner party, the music slows to a conclusion, but the conductor continues to move his arms as though the music is still playing. See more »

Quotes

Aunt Cora: Hattie, have you ever been married?
Hattie: No Ma'am, but I been engaged.
Aunt Cora: Oh, just as good.
Hattie: No Ma'am... it's a lot better.
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Crazy Credits

During opening credits, a pair of hands writes the names, pauses, wipes them out, and writes the next set of names several times. See more »

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Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
(1857) (uncredited)
Written by James Pierpont
Played on harmonica by Fred Astaire
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oh, the carefree times of hollywood
14 February 2003 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

there is something specific about watching fred astaire and ginger rogers that just makes you want to dance. i think it's because they make it look so damn fun. and they are just so astonishingly good!! the plot here is a tad crazier than, say "top hat", and therefore that much less believable (come on ... going all out with freud and hypnosis, but then again that's just speaking from what is known today, so no problem letting that pass). irving berlin's music is a hoot at times (there's a song about yams) and classic and familiar at others ("change partners") and ginger rogers is nearly at her sassy best.


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