Shall We Dance (1937)

Shall We Dance (1937)

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This 1937 movie is the seventh in the ten Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musical comedies, featuring a musical score by George Gershwin. More

Peter Peters (Astaire) is an American ballet dancer performing for a ballet company in Paris owned by the bumbling Jeffrey Baird (Edward Everett Horton). When he meets tapdancer Linda Keene (Rogers), he falls in love with her. He contrives to meet her, but she's less than impressed. 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.

1937Rating: G109 minsUSAEnglish and French with English subtitles
Mark Sandrich ('Hips, Hips, Hooray!', 'Top Hat', 'Gay Divorcee', 'Skylark')
Allan ScottErnest Pagano
Fred AstaireGinger RogersEdward Everett HortonEric BloreJerome CowanKetti Gallian

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Shall We Dance (1937) | Reviews



Shall We Dance, the seventh in the Astaire-Rogers series, is a standout because the script affords Astaire a legitimate excuse for a change of pace in his dancing, the comedy is solid, and this is the best cutting job an Astaire picture has enjoyed in a long time. This latter item is important as it had begun to look as if the studio couldn't decide whether Astaire was making musicals or operettas.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The seventh of RKO's Fred Astaire--Ginger Rogers musicals, Shall We Dance casts Astaire as a world-renowned ballet dancer and Rogers as a musical comedy headliner.

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Shall We Dance (1937) | Release Details

Shall We Dance (1937) is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV.