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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Tony Flagg
... Amanda Cooper
... Stephen Arden
Luella Gear ... Aunt Cora
... Connors
... Judge Travers
... Roland Hunter
... Dr. Powers
... 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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Together Again! See more »


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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

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

Judge Travers: [rises from chair at dance] Cora...
Aunt Cora: Joe, you know I don't dance at your age.
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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 »

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Referenced in Edgemont: Moving Day (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

I Used To Be Color Blind
(1938) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Sung by Fred Astaire
Danced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
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Underrated Classic
8 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers star in this delightful romantic musical comedy with a twist on the usual Fred and Ginger plot. Though odd and short in the musical number department, this teasing romantic romp features some of their best dancing and good humor to boot. Ginger Rogers is nothing short of stunning in this picture and Mr. Astaire's feet never touch the ground. Definitely their most underrated film.


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