|"Fred's Best Yet! 'Cause He's Got Paulette! " |
-- Synopsis: Rivalry of two trumpet players for a girl and a job. Trumpet players Danny (Astaire) and Hank (Merideth) play in trumpet in Danny O’ Neill’ s University Perennials. They vye for the attentions of pretty Ellen Miller (Goddard) and are taken-back when Artie Shaw hires the competent manager Ellen away from their college band. Nominated for 2 Oscars.
* This is a " swing" musical written for Artie Shaw's band with Astaire doing only two scene of his dancing. Mostly Astaire dances solo in this story but does have a good dance with Paulette Goddard to " I Ain't Hep to That Step but I'll Dig It." Hermes Pan and Fred dance together for the first and only time to " Me and the Ghost Upstairs"but was cut from the film.