Swing Time (1936)
Average Rating: 8.7/10
Reviews Counted: 20
Fresh: 20 | Rotten: 0
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Average Rating: 7.7/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 0
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Average Rating: 4/5
User Ratings: 7,118
The sixth of RKO's Fred Astaire -Ginger Rogers pairings of the 1930s, Swing Time starts off with bandleader Astaire getting cold feet on his wedding day. Astaire's bride-to-be Betty Furness will give him a second chance, providing he proves himself responsible enough to earn $25,000. Astaire naturally tries to avoid earning that amount once he falls in love with dance instructor Ginger Rogers. Numerous complications ensue, leading to the "second time's the charm" climax, with Ginger escaping her
Sep 4, 1936 Limited
Aug 16, 2005
RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
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Another winner for the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers combo. It's smart, modern, and impressive in every respect, from its boy-loses-girl background to its tunefulness, dancipation, production quality and general high standards.
One of the best of the Astaire-Rogers musicals, and one that shouldn't have worked as well as it did.
Nothing so intangible as a disappointing musical score should deter you from enjoying them to the Astaire-Rogers limit.
Of all of the places the movies have created, one of the most magical and enduring is the universe of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
One of the two best Astaire-Rogers musicals, this film, directed by George Stevens, includes the tune "The Way You Look Tonight," which won the Best Song Oscar.
Fred e Ginger em seu melhor momento.
Tip-top Fred and Ginger delight, which is another way of saying one of the best musicals ever.
The "Never Gonna Dance" dance number might have been the best Fred & Ginger ever did.
This film has a director with a point of view, the talented George Stevens, who recognizes and amplifies the emotion in the Astaire/Rogers pairing.
An Astaire-Rogers movie where the film is very nearly as great as its stars.
Swing Time (1936) is often named as the best or most popular musical/romance of dancing duo Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire (they only made ten films
Arguably the most magical of the ten films Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers made together.
Audience Reviews for Swing Time
- Penelope "Penny" Carrol: Your RIGHT foot!
- John "Lucky" Garnett: Sorry, I'm left handed.
- Pop: Here's your suitcase! [drops almost everything from suitcase] Here's your toothbrush.
- Tailor: Look here, you see there? No cuff! Here, no cuff! THOUSANDS of no cuffs! MILLIONS of no cuffs! Positively not ONE cuff!
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