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Roberta (1935)




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In this adaptation of Alice Duer Miller's novel Gowns by Roberta, Irene Dunne plays a deposed White Russian princess who has become a famed Parisian couturier. Dunne is the partner of "Roberta," who passes away, leaving her half of the business to American football player Randolph Scott.
Classics , Comedy , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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Warner Bros.

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Irene Dunne
as Stephanie
Fred Astaire
as Huckleberry Haines
Ginger Rogers
as Countess Scharwenka, Lizzie Gatz
Randolph Scott
as John Kent
Helen Westley
as Roberta/Aunt Minnie
Victor Varconi
as Ladislaw
Claire Dodd
as Sophie
Ferdinand Munier
as Lord Delves
Torben Meyer
as Albert
Adrian Rosley
as Professor
Bodil Rosing
as Fernando
Lucille Ball
as Mannequin
Jane Hamilton
as Mannequin
Kay Sutton
as Mannequin
Maxine Jennings
as Mannequin
Lorraine DeSart
as Mannequin
Wanda Perry
as Mannequin
Diane Cook
as Mannequin
Virginia Carroll
as Mannequin
Betty Dumbries
as Mannequin
Donna Mae Roberts
as Mannequin
Mike Tellegen
as Cossack
Sam Savitsky
as Cossack
Zena Savina
as Woman
Candy Candido
as Orchestra
Mary Forbes
as Mrs. Teal
Grace Hayle
as Reporter
Dale Van Sickel
as Dance Extra
William Dunn
as Orchestra
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Critic Reviews for Roberta

All Critics (6)

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are particularly shoved to the side in this outing...

Full Review… | February 22, 2016

Enjoyable if not one of the great Astaire-Rogers musicals, Roberta received nomination for the Best Song Oscar (Lovely to Look At).

Full Review… | July 12, 2011

You have to put up with a plot that's so sticky it doesn't fly.

Full Review… | July 19, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Weary book, still wonderful score.

October 15, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

Good Astaire-Rogers musical that suffers slightly from subplot.

September 11, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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.

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

scott and dunne are nominally the stars here but fred and ginger steal every scene

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

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-

Calvin Cajigal
Calvin Cajigal

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