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      The Story of Vernon & Irene Castle

      Released Mar 29, 1939 1h 33m Biography List
      75% Tomatometer 8 Reviews 66% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Aspiring dancer Irene (Ginger Rogers) convinces vaudevillian Vernon Castle (Fred Astaire) to give up his comic act for something more serious: ballroom dancing. Together, they work on perfecting their dance routine and take the act to Paris. It's a rocky road at first, but, after a knockout appearance at the Café de Paris, the duo become a sensation. With their fame steadily rising, the Castles seem on top of the world. But the outbreak of World War I threatens everything. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      SMH Staff Sydney Morning Herald [Despite] a lack of anything very virile, the film, the film has definite beauty... Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are technically excellent. Aug 28, 2020 Full Review Josh Larsen LarsenOnFilm If joy and liberation exudes from the best Astaire-Rogers films, this is defined by restriction. Rated: 1.5/4 Nov 3, 2016 Full Review Graham Greene The Spectator Perhaps the best the marvelous couple have made since Gay Divorce. Dec 7, 2011 Full Review Gabe Leibowitz Film and Felt It's not exactly a stretch for Astaire and Rogers, but they do the old rags-to-riches angle seamlessly, and the finale is surprisingly touching. Rated: 68/100 Oct 13, 2011 Full Review Ken Hanke Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) Lesser Astaire-Rogers vehicle, but pleasant. Rated: 4/5 May 24, 2006 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 4/5 Oct 18, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D As thin as most of their films together. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 05/20/23 Full Review ashley h The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle is a decent film. It is about a married couple, Irene and Vernon Castle, who are sensational ballroom dancers prior to World War I. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers give good performances. The screenplay is a little slow in places. H. C. Potter did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the drama and music. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member the last RKO Fred & Ginger pix is a bio-pic Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member A sad Fred & Ginger movie. :-( Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member This film has a surprisingly lavish production and the most engaging, as well as time enduring story of the Astaire/Rogers pairings that I've seen so far. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Astaire & Rogers' final RKO film together is a conventional musical biography with plenty of dancing. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Aspiring dancer Irene (Ginger Rogers) convinces vaudevillian Vernon Castle (Fred Astaire) to give up his comic act for something more serious: ballroom dancing. Together, they work on perfecting their dance routine and take the act to Paris. It's a rocky road at first, but, after a knockout appearance at the Café de Paris, the duo become a sensation. With their fame steadily rising, the Castles seem on top of the world. But the outbreak of World War I threatens everything.
      Director
      H. C. Potter
      Producer
      George Haight, Pandro S. Berman
      Production Co
      RKO Pictures
      Genre
      Biography
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 29, 1939, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 21, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 33m
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