The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle Reviews

  • Aug 04, 2020

    The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle is a decent film. It is about a married couple, Irene and Vernon Castle, who are sensational ballroom dancers prior to World War I. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers give good performances. The screenplay is a little slow in places. H. C. Potter did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the drama and music.

    The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle is a decent film. It is about a married couple, Irene and Vernon Castle, who are sensational ballroom dancers prior to World War I. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers give good performances. The screenplay is a little slow in places. H. C. Potter did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the drama and music.

  • Nov 09, 2015

    the last RKO Fred & Ginger pix is a bio-pic

    the last RKO Fred & Ginger pix is a bio-pic

  • Sep 05, 2015

    A sad Fred & Ginger movie. :-(

    A sad Fred & Ginger movie. :-(

  • Aug 05, 2015

    This film has a surprisingly lavish production and the most engaging, as well as time enduring story of the Astaire/Rogers pairings that I've seen so far.

    This film has a surprisingly lavish production and the most engaging, as well as time enduring story of the Astaire/Rogers pairings that I've seen so far.

  • Mar 03, 2015

    Astaire & Rogers' final RKO film together is a conventional musical biography with plenty of dancing.

    Astaire & Rogers' final RKO film together is a conventional musical biography with plenty of dancing.

  • May 18, 2014

    It feels strange .. like Fred was trying not to be his usual dancing self and gingger is as good as every picture she's done with Fred ...

    It feels strange .. like Fred was trying not to be his usual dancing self and gingger is as good as every picture she's done with Fred ...

  • Oct 26, 2013

    As a biography, the movie eliminates the main drive of what most Astaire/Rogers pictures are: the flirtation/seduction of each other through their dancing, but here all of that normal dramatic tension is over within the first fifteen minutes. It's interesting how it takes out some of their kinetic energy together, but not all of it. And if you just want to see Fred and Ginger dance, then this is the movie for you - the movie must have the longest running time of them dancing together of all of their movies together. None of the best/showiest dances are on display here, but they are all solid and Fred and Ginger are as full of grace as usual; what more do you need?

    As a biography, the movie eliminates the main drive of what most Astaire/Rogers pictures are: the flirtation/seduction of each other through their dancing, but here all of that normal dramatic tension is over within the first fifteen minutes. It's interesting how it takes out some of their kinetic energy together, but not all of it. And if you just want to see Fred and Ginger dance, then this is the movie for you - the movie must have the longest running time of them dancing together of all of their movies together. None of the best/showiest dances are on display here, but they are all solid and Fred and Ginger are as full of grace as usual; what more do you need?

  • Jul 26, 2013

    The least "Fred and Ginger" movie out of the bunch. This bio pic still has some great dance numbers, but the duo take a serious turn and still are believable as a dancing couple during WWII. Grade: B

    The least "Fred and Ginger" movie out of the bunch. This bio pic still has some great dance numbers, but the duo take a serious turn and still are believable as a dancing couple during WWII. Grade: B

  • Jan 11, 2013

    i love their movie as always, and this one apparently is sort of biography :)

    i love their movie as always, and this one apparently is sort of biography :)

  • Apr 13, 2012

    Wonderful musical bio that any fan would enjoy.

    Wonderful musical bio that any fan would enjoy.