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Carefree (1938)

A psychiatrist agrees to hypnotize his friend's girlfriend in order to convince her to accept his proposals of marriage, but she ends up falling for the psychiatrist instead.

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Amanda Cooper
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Aunt Cora
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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

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

Goofs

At breakfast after the dream sequence, the position of Amanda's hand holding the glass changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Stephen Arden: [drunkenly] Oh, uh, could you give me a little information?
Doorman: Yes sir.
Stephen Arden: Thank you.
[walks away]
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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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Referenced in Edgemont: Moving Day (2005) See more »

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Since They Turned Loch Lomand into Swing
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Irving Berlin
Danced by Fred Astaire
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Delightfully Naive and Adorable Classic
23 October 2011 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The upper-class Stephen Arden (Ralph Bellamy) brings his fiancée, the radio singer Amanda Cooper (Ginger Rogers), to be consulted by his friend, the psychoanalyst Dr. Tony Flagg (Fred Astaire), to improve their relationship. Amanda listens to the record made by Dr. Flagg about her and has an initial friction with the shrink. But sooner she falls in love with him and discloses her feelings to Dr. Flagg. He decides to hypnotize Amanda to loath him and love Stephen. However his subconscious makes him perceive that he also loves Amanda. But Stephen obtains a restrain order against his friend and he can not get close to Amanda to withdrawal his former hypnotic suggestion.

"Carefree" is a delightfully naive and adorable classic, with a silly story but wonderful dance numbers of the constant pair Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Ginger "steals" the film not only dancing, but also with a funny performance. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Dance Comigo" ("Dance with Me")


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