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(1938)

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Of the ten Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers pairings, this movie contains the least musical sequences - just four.
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Fred Astaire refused to sing the Irving Berlin song "The Yam" because he thought it was silly, so Ginger Rogers sang it alone. Astaire would eventually record the song, which can be heard in his collected works.
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This was the first Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers film to lose money on its initial release. It lost $68,000 (over $1.1M in 2016) for RKO according to studio records.
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In her 1991 autobiography, "Ginger: My Story", Ginger Rogers related that the entire film originally was planned for Technicolor. However, other sources, including Arlene Croce's "The Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers Book," a lauded study published in 1972, maintained that just one Irving Berlin song, "I Used to Be Color Blind," would have burst into Technicolor during the dance. Croce explained that color tests were shot, but their quality was poor, so the scheme was dropped.
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The eighth (of ten) dancing partnership of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
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Astaire's golfing sequences were filmed April 14th and 15th, the month before principle photography began, at an improvised range at the RKO Ranch. He performed just to a piano - the orchestral score was added in post-production.
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Hattie McDaniel has an uncredited role in this film. She appears in two scenes and has a total of four lines.
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A comical scene in which psychiatrist Tony Flagg (Fred Astaire) attempts to analyze a light-headed patient (Grace Hayle) was deleted from the release print.
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In the sequence where Fred and Ginger dance "The Yam", we hear the taps of their shoes. But we still hear the taps when they move on a thick carpet, suggesting that the tap sounds were put in after in post production.
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Irving Berlin's "The Night Is Filled With Music" was not filmed but instead played as background music in the release print.
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This is the only Astaire-Rogers film in which Astaire's character is not in show business. Instead, he's a psychiatrist.
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The film showing at the cinema when Ginger Rogers escapes while under anesthetic is The Saint in New York (1938) starring Louis Hayward.
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RKO borrowed Ralph Bellamy from Columbia for this picture.
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Penultimate film for Astaire and Rogers at RKO.
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