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      Shall We Dance

      Released May 7, 1938 1h 49m Musical Comedy List
      89% Tomatometer 9 Reviews 84% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings Peter P. Peters (Fred Astaire) is an American ballet dancer working in Paris. After happening across a photograph of tap-dance sensation Linda Keene (Ginger Rogers), Peters falls instantly in love and, using his connections, arranges for a meeting. Unfortunately, Peters's overzealous nature leaves Keene unimpressed and a rumor begins circulating that the two are secretly married. In order to quell the rumor Peters and Keene decide to actually get married and then seek a prompt divorce. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Ann Ross Maclean's Magazine The best and freshest Astaire-Rogers film in a long time. Aug 7, 2019 Full Review Josh Larsen LarsenOnFilm An Astaire-Rogers vehicle saved by supporting players Eric Blore and Edward Everett Horton. Rated: 2.5/4 Jul 21, 2016 Full Review Gabe Leibowitz Film and Felt It's about innuendo and devious plots (though, of course, the stories are always essentially backdrops to showcasing the Astaire-and-Rogers show), and while it has plenty of amusing moments and some good musical numbers, it feels stiff at times, Rated: 60/100 Oct 13, 2011 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Made at the height of popularity of Astaire and Rogers, this elegant musical boasts glorious score from the Gershwins, including the songThey Can't Take That away From Me, which was nominated for an Oscar. Rated: A- Jun 16, 2011 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews When viewed today it fares much better critically as a stylish and sophisticated musical comedy from the Art Deco era. Rated: B Dec 31, 2007 Full Review Susan Granger www.susangranger.com Rated: 3/5 Mar 22, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Luca D Very good musical. Not groundbreaking but clean all around. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 06/28/22 Full Review john g great dancing, too long for the mediocre plot Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review dave j Starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Liam D It's Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers at one of their best movies Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/29/22 Full Review deke p 1937! Awesome… Same cast in similar story as you're a previous film "top hat" in 1935. Cruise shop. watching again 12.31.2021 on the tv set Movies Channel 13.3 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review william d I just recently discovered the Astaire/Rogers musicals, and I think this one might be the best of the bunch. It;s worth watching if only for Astaire's tap dance number in the cruise ship engine room. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Peter P. Peters (Fred Astaire) is an American ballet dancer working in Paris. After happening across a photograph of tap-dance sensation Linda Keene (Ginger Rogers), Peters falls instantly in love and, using his connections, arranges for a meeting. Unfortunately, Peters's overzealous nature leaves Keene unimpressed and a rumor begins circulating that the two are secretly married. In order to quell the rumor Peters and Keene decide to actually get married and then seek a prompt divorce.
      Director
      Mark Sandrich
      Producer
      Pandro S. Berman
      Screenwriter
      Allan Scott, Ernest Pagano
      Production Co
      RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
      Genre
      Musical, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 7, 1938, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 21, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 49m
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