Foot-free Fred and joyous Ginger... in their gayest, gladdest
Synopsis: Fred and Ginger's seventh
film together and is a gleaming showcase for the stars. In
this lively tale of mix-ups and misunderstandings Linda Keene
(Rogers) is a musical-comedy star who doesn't want to retire
so she can marry her manager Arthur Mille so she suggests
to the press that she's already married to Petrov (Astaire,)
who pretends to be a Russian ballet dancer who prefers to
do American Tap dance than Ballet. The two ultimately decide
to marry so that they can have very public divorce and clear
the air, but true love blossoms between them. The film received
an Oscar nomination in 1937 for Best Song ("They Can't
Take That Away from Me").
Fred is given a long solo Tap number to "Slap that Bass".
Another scene has Fred and Ginger on skates in the park doing
a novelty dance to "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off"...
with thirty other dancers have Ginger's face. Harriet "High-Kick"
Hoctor incredibly bends backwards and High Kicks in the final
Version also features: They
Can't Take That Away from Me: The Music of Shall We Dance,
Musical Short Sheik to Sheik and Classic Cartoon: Toy Town