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Carefree (1938)




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When a man decides to take his indecisive girlfriend to his psychiatrist friend to get help with their relationship, she falls for the doctor. Although the doctor gives her hypnotic suggestions to convince her that she is really in love with her beau, he eventually falls for her as well.


Fred Astaire
as Tony Flagg
Ginger Rogers
as Amanda Cooper
Ralph Bellamy
as Stephen Arden
Luella Gear
as Aunt Cora
Jack Carson
as Connors
Clarence Kolb
as Judge Travers
Franklin Pangborn
as Roland Hunter
Walter Kingsford
as Dr. Powers
Kay Sutton
as Miss Adams
Tom Tully
as Policeman
James Finlayson
as Man at Golf Course
Jack Arnold
as Elevator Operator
Frank Moran
as Cab Driver
James P. Burtis
as Truck Driver
Harold Minjir
as Radio Announcer
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Critic Reviews for Carefree

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Not quite as unrelievedly marvellous as the earlier films

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Shtick crept its way into the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers dynamic with this later collaboration.

Full Review… | September 8, 2016

Though not one of the best Astaire-Rogers musicals, this screwball comedy has a nice score and Oscar-nominated song by Irving Berlin.

Full Review… | June 22, 2012

The story is slight and the comedy never quite jells.

Full Review… | March 23, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

You could probably call Carefree more of a screwball comedy than a typical Astaire-Rogers musical.

Full Review… | October 22, 2006
Movie Metropolis

It's lower rung Fred and Ginger, but it's still Fred and Ginger.

November 26, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Carefree


Slight screwball comedy plot isn't enough to enliven this lesser Astaire-Rogers musical; Irving Berlin score includes "I Used to Be Color Blind" and the Oscar-nominated "Change Partners."

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

an odd entry in astaire/rogers filmography with only four dance numbers. ginger's shooting spree is pretty frightening!

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

A very funny dance/musical movie with Fred and Ginger. I really like the story.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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