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as Huckleberry Haines
as Countess Scharwenka, Lizzie Gatz
as John Kent
as Roberta/Aunt Minnie
as Lord Delves
as Mrs. Teal
as Dance Extra
Critic Reviews for Roberta
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are particularly shoved to the side in this outing...
Enjoyable if not one of the great Astaire-Rogers musicals, Roberta received nomination for the Best Song Oscar (Lovely to Look At).
Weary book, still wonderful score.
Good Astaire-Rogers musical that suffers slightly from subplot.
Audience Reviews for Roberta
Not the best of the Astaire/Rogers musicals, but an entertaining adaptation of the Broadway hit with old songs ("Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," "Yesterdays") and new ones ("I Won't Dance," "Lovely to Look At"). Irene Dunne and Randolph Scott provide the love interest.
scott and dunne are nominally the stars here but fred and ginger steal every scene
Despite Irene Dunne having top billing, this fashion show of a musical is all about Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The love story involving Dunne's character and Randolph Scott is standard will they, won't they. It's cute without being mushy. Astaire and Rogers have two of their best song/dance numbers in this movie, which makes this one of their more enjoyable outings. It doesn't hurt that they are helped with a great lead and great music. Grade: A-
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