an affectionate tribute to a legendary duo and a bygone
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.
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