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Swing Time / Swingtime


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  Swing Time / Swingtime Review
Tookey's Rating
10 /10
 
Average Rating
9.47 /10
 
Starring
Fred Astaire , Ginger Rogers , Victor Moore
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Directed by: George Stevens
Written by: Howard Lindsay, Allan Scott from Erwin Gelsey's story. Songs by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields


 
 
 
Released: 1936
   
Genre: MUSICAL
ROMANCE
COMEDY
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: BW
   
Length: 103
 
 


 
Gambler (Fred Astaire) tries to impress prospective father-in-law (Landers Stevens) by holding down a job in New York.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Probably the best Astaire-Rogers musical. The talent of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers is here combined with a script that is quite amusing and certainly above-average for their movies. But the highlight is the score which includes definitive versions of A Fine Romance, Pick Yourself Up, Never Gonna Dance, Bojangles Of Harlem and the Oscar-winning masterpiece, The Way You Look Tonight. Hermes Pan picked up an Oscar nomination for his dance direction of Bojangles.


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