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The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)

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This is the film version of Vernon and Irene Castle, sensational ballroom dancers prior to World War I.

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(as H. C. Potter)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Edna May Oliver ...
Maggie Sutton
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Walter
Lew Fields ...
Lew Fields
Etienne Girardot ...
Papa Aubel
Janet Beecher ...
Mrs. Foote
Rolfe Sedan ...
Emile Aubel
Leonid Kinskey ...
Artist
Robert Strange ...
Dr. Foote
Douglas Walton ...
Student Pilot
Clarence Derwent ...
Papa Louis
Sonny Lamont ...
Charlie
Frances Mercer ...
Claire Ford
Victor Varconi ...
Grand Duke
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Storyline

In 1911, Vernon Castle, minor comic in a stage revue, pursues the leading lady to a New Jersey beach...where, instead, he meets stage-struck Irene Foote. A few misadventures later, they're married; at Irene's insistence, they abandon comedy to attempt a dancing career, which attempt only lands them in Paris without a sou. Fortunately, agent Maggie Sutton hears them rehearse and starts them on their brilliant career as the world's foremost ballroom dancers. But at the height of their fame, World War I begins... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Release Date:

29 March 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,196,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,120,000 (USA)
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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The ninth (of ten) dancing partnership of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The last Astaire and Rogers musical fro RKO Studios and the only film based on a true/biographical story. See more »

Goofs

Walter, the Foote's and later the Castle's servant/ factotum, was in reality a black man. See more »

Connections

Featured in Fred Astaire: Puttin' on His Top Hat (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Cuddle Up a Little Closer
(uncredited)
Written by Karl Hoschna
Lyrics by Otto A. Harbach (1908)
Sung by chorus
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My favorite musical!

This movie is great! Not only do Rogers and Astaire display their fabulous dancing skills, but I think their acting is great too! I love to look at Ginger's dresses...especially Irene's trademark fox pieces when they do the 'Fox Trot'. The ending always moves me to tears; it's wonderful. If you haven't seen "The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle", and are a Rogers and Astaire fan, you need to. This is my favorite movie featuring the dynamic duo. It gets a 10 out of 10!!


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