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Shall We Dance DVD

Shall We Dance (aka: Watch Your Step)

"Foot-free Fred and joyous Ginger... in their gayest, gladdest show! "

-- 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 dance number.

DVD 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 Hall.

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1937 English [DVD | VHS | DVD-SET]




R.K.O. Black and White Musical / Comedy


Country Made:


109 minutes USA Mark Sandrich

Featured Dancer

Featured Dance

Films Dance Rating

Fred and Ginger Tap Dance Excellent

Known Dancers


Actors / Actresses

Fred Astaire Harry Losee (Choreographer) Ben Alexander (Evans, Bandleader)
Ginger Rogers Hermes Pan  (Choreographer) Edward Everett Horton (Jeffrey Baird)
Harriet Hoctor Nathaniel Shilkret (Musical Dir.) Eric Blore (Cecil Flintridge)
Pete Theodore    Fred Astaire (Peter 'Petrov' Peters)
    Ginger Rogers (Linda Keene)
    Harriet Hoctor (Harriet Hoctor)
    Jerome Cowan (Arthur Miller)
    Ketti Gallian (Lady Denise Tarrington)
    Lew Kelly (Jail Policeman)
    Mantan Moreland (Himself)
    Marek Windheim (Ballet Master)
    Rolfe Sedan (Ballet Master)
    William Brisbane (Jim Montgomery)

Dances performed in this Film 

Films special dance interest

Ballet n/a n/a
Tap Dance    

Music Titles in Film

Bands / Musicians / Singers

Sheet Music Covers

He Says Either... She Says Neither Dudley Dickerson n/a
I've Got Beginner's Luck Fred Astaire  
Let's Call the Whole Thing Off Ginger Rogers  
Rhapsody In Blue Jerome Cowan  
Shall We Dance    
Slap That Bass    
They All Laughed    
They Can't Take That Away From Me    
Zoom Zoom    

Similar Films

Stage versions of the film

Cast Recordings / Soundtracks 

$ Astaire/Rogers Collection V1 n/a $ Shall We Dance Sndtrk.
Barkleys of Broadway (F& G)    
Carefree (F& G)    
Damsel In Distress (w/ Fontaine)    
Dancing Lady (w/ Crawford)    
Flying Down To Rio (F& G)    
Follow the Fleet (F& G)    
Roberta (F& G)    
Story of Vernon & Irene Castle    
Swing Time (F& G)    
Top Hat (F& G)    

Books Available on this film ...

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