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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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Tony Flagg
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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
Franklin Pangborn ...
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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$1,253,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Fred Astaire refused to sing the Irving Berlin song "The Yam" because he thought it was silly, so Ginger Rogers got a rare chance to sing it alone. Later Fred joined in the dance after Ginger was finished singing. See more »

Goofs

As Amanda (Ginger Rogers) exits the taxi cab and starts to cross the street for the theatre, you can see the reflection of the roof line behind her in the large piece of plate glass on the truck. On the roof line you can see the rigging pipes for lights and other equipment showing it's a back lot set. 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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Carefree
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Irving Berlin
Danced by Fred Astaire
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Not Their Best But Better Than Most Musicals: Yam-O-Rama!
1 March 2013 | by (Corning, California) – See all my reviews

Let it be said that I am a great fan of the RKO Astaire-Rogers musicals; that established, I also feel this is easily the weakest of the lot, for all kinds of reasons--and the script and the music itself are two of the drawbacks in a comedy that seems dreadfully drawn-out in spite of the fact that at 83 minutes, its the shortest film in the series; the plot a largely somewhat dull run-around concerning psychoanalysis. With two of the worlds most brilliant dancers, however, there are bound to be high spots and worth waiting for is The Yam, an incredibly choreographed, traveling dance routine that takes both stars through drawing rooms and patios, and ends with some of the most spectacular lifts Astaire ever managed, Rogers in the air and all smiles. It's fun to see Jack Carson in his first major film part, and little-known Luella Gear gets off a few off-color zingers. Ralph Bellamy is his usual respectable bore, and the final song Change Partners is a perfect classic of feeling matched perfectly with ensuing action. Not a stinker by any means, but for both stars, not one of their best.


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