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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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Cast

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Amanda Cooper
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Stephen Arden
Luella Gear ...
Aunt Cora
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Connors
Clarence Kolb ...
Judge Travers
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Roland Hunter
Walter Kingsford ...
Dr. Powers
Kay Sutton ...
Miss Adams
The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir ...
(as Robert B. Mitchell and his St. Brendan's Boys)
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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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Trivia

Of the ten Astaire-Rogers match-ups, this picture contains the least musical sequences - just four. 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

Amanda Cooper: Aunt Cora, were you ever anxious to dance with a man you dreamed you danced with?
Aunt Cora: [smiling] Don't be silly, I never dream about dancing.
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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 »

Connections

References The Saint in New York (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Carefree
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Irving Berlin
Danced by Fred Astaire
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It's The Yam for me.
3 April 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Hilarious and very stylish, this spellbinding art moderne musical is a real experiment in RKO craftsmanship. Did you know the dream sequences to the song "I used to be color blind" were originally filmed in color but the release abandoned because RKO couldn't get the tech specs right and the cost was going to be too high for the budget already set. It was a great idea and today might have made CAREFREE a more enduring success as there is no color footage of them as a dancing pair until 1949 at MGM.. Apart from the snazzy look of the art direction, Ginger's fantastic 'hearts and arrows' outfit and big black bewitching hat and the RKO world of the stone and timber country club, the music here is just terrific. The swing antics of the golf club bagpipe sequence had one audience I saw it with in rapturous applause. But I defy anyone to stay seated during THE YAM as they wing and swing their way all over the BIG SET Country club. CAREFREE is just great.


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