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.