|"an affectionate tribute to a legendary duo and a bygone era " |
-- Synopsis: Fred and Ginger portray the legendary dancing stars Vernon and Irene Castle who were all the rage between 1912 and 1916 and a married couple no less performing to a score of turn-of-the-century standards. 20 years before Astaire and Rogers, there were the elegant Castles. The Castles set dance and fashion trends all across Europe and America during a more innocent time in the world. Their's was a story of love, humor and dance. Vernon and Irene Castle is an affectionate tribute to a bygone era and to a dance duo that Fred said was " a tremendous influence"on his career. Irene Foote Castle (nee Foote) served as technical advisor and assisted Walter Plunkett with costuming. This was the last of nine films Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers made together for RKO Pictures, and it is unlike any other. This film is not historically accurate.
* Fred and Ginger do short takes on a few of the dances that were done by the Castles. Dances such as the Castle Walk, Tango, Maxixe, Castle Polka etc.