Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Shall We Dance {1937}

This was the first Astaire & Rogers film I ever watched. And that was just during the last week of December! :-) I don't know why I didn't watch their films sooner!! I love Fred and Ginger together! Ginger is so cute! =) And the Gershwin brothers did the music for this film too, it was their first Hollywood film. Making this one awesome movie!!! Can you tell I liked this movie?

And they dance together while roller skating!! How fun is that?!?! I think it is my favorite number in the whole film. Oh, and it is called, Let's Call the Whole Thing Off. =)

Summary of the film -

Peter P Peters (Astaire), an American ballet dancer billed as 'Petrov' dances for a ballet company in Paris owned by the bumbling Jeffrey Baird (Horton). Peters secretly wants to blend classical ballet with modern jazz dancing, and when he sees a photo of tapdancer Linda Keene (Rogers), he falls in love with her. He contrives to meet her, but she's less than impressed. They meet again on a liner travelling back to New York. Unknown to them, a plot is launched as a publicity stunt, 'proving' that they're actually married. Peters and Keene, unable to scotch the rumour, decide to actually marry and immediately divorce. But they discover that they prefer being married. {via. Wikipedia

Quotes -
Arthur Miller: What does your watch say?  Jeffrey Baird: It says, "Tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick."