Flying Tiger Fred Atwell sneaks away from his famous squadron's personal appearance tour and goes incognito for several days of leave. He quickly falls for photographer Joan Manion, pursuing her in the guise of a carefree drifter. Written by
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Here's a thrill, new and gay! It's a dance filled holiday!
Did You Know?
In one scene Joan Manion (played by Joan Leslie
) is asked by Fred Atwell - a.k.a. Fred Burton (played by Fred Astaire
) if her boss, Mr. Harriman (played by Robert Benchley
), has ever proposed marriage to her: She replies that he has attempted to numerous times, but keeps getting side-tracked by discussions of such things as the "love life of a polyp". It turns out that in one of Robert Benchley's earliest films he played a "Doctor Benchley" in the film The Sex Life of the Polyp
(1928) where he lectures Women's Clubs on this interesting creature that can change its sex. See more
In the beginning of the film Fred Astaire
is shown piloting a P-40 "Flying Tiger" Warhawk. He is in pursuit of a low winged enemy plane. After he shoots a plane is seen going down with smoke coming out but it is a biplane, not the one he was chasing. See more
You know, purely in a sociological way, you interest me. A little.
Well, it's a beginning, isn't it?
Don't get me wrong! What interests me is this passion you seem to have for having your picture taken.
Let's talk it over.
I'll have the same, please.
You know, I'm supposed to be taking pictures of celebrities.
Couldn't I be the fellow who never gets his name mentioned? The one they call 'a friend'? You know: 'Ginger Rogers - and friend.'
A Lot in Common with You
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung and Danced by Fred Astaire
, Joan Leslie See more