“He gave her class and she gave him sex appeal,” Katharine Hepburn famously quipped in regards to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, the best-loved and arguably greatest dance partnership in film history. Over the course of ten films together—including the two widely regarded as their finest, TOP HAT and SWING TIME—the pair perfected a formula that would revolutionize the movie musical and keep their studio, RKO, afloat during the height of the Depression. Combining sparkling comedic chemistry, art-deco design, divine melodies, and breathtaking dance sequences—filmed with as few cuts as possible to give the illusion of a fluid single take—their films stand as high-water marks of dream-factory elegance.
Directed by Mark Sandrich • 1937 • United States
Starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers
A ballet dancer and a showgirl fake their marriage for publicity purposes before falling in love for real in this delightful musical comedy starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Among the well-known songs...