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." 



Sereina said...

I bought Shall We Dance, but haven't watched it yet. I can't wait to watch it, though!

Vicki said...

This is one of my favorites of their movies. ^^ I thought that rollerskating part was so cool!

Miss Laurie said...

This is my absolute favorite favorite Fred & Ginger movie! I adore Fred Astaire and this is my favorite! And Let's Call the Whole This Off is the reason I love this film so much! Fred and Ginger are so lovely together! I don't know why I don't have my own copy of this film. It's the best! :)

Kellie said...

I love the Fred and Ginger musicals, but I have yet to see this one. I can't wait - It looks adorable!

Natasha Marie said...

This was the first Astaire & Rogers movie that I saw, too! And I LOVED it - it's my favorite so far of their movies.
The roller skate dance is so fun and cute:)


ladaisi said...

I just love Astaire and Rogers! Good pick.

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