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Swing Time DVD

Swing Time (aka: I Wont Dance)

"If you only had one Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers film to watch... This Is It!!! "

-- Synopsis: This is Astaire and Rogers sixth film together. Fred plays John " Lucky" Garnett who is a gambling hoofer who's engaged to marry a young socialite (Betty Furness), but when he's late for the wedding his prospective father-in-law sends him away, demanding that he earn $25,000 before he can earn his daughter's hand in marriage. When Fred meets Penny Carrol (Ginger Rogers) in a local Gordon Dance studio where he pretends to be a klutz so she can be his instructor, he's instantly smitten, he pursues, she resists. Lucky saves Penny's job at the Studio by showing the owner (Eric Blore) how much she has taught him in only a few minutes!.

* Fred and Ginger do some of the most elegant dance sequences ever filmed. The sly " Pick Yourself Up" features Ginger teaching the supposedly flub-footed Fred how to dance. Also the " Bojangles of Harlem," a tribute to hoofer Bill Robinson, has Astaire tapping with three giant Astaire shadows and partners with 30 girls at once. And the Academy Award(R) winning number " the Way You Look Tonight" has Ginger and Fred doing their best. Hermes Pan was nominated for his work as Dance Director for Astaire's astounding " Bojangles of Harlem" number.

DVD Version also features: New featurette: The Swing of Things, Musical short: Hotel a la Swing, Classic cartoon: Bingo Crosbyana,
plus a Theatrical trailer.

 Film Pictures
Fred and Ginger dancing pose
Swing Time: Astaire's Tribute to Baojangles
Swingtime Studio Scene
Swingtime Scene
Swingtime Scene
Film Posters
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More Film Information below




1936 English [DVD | VHS | DVD Set]




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


Country Made:


103 minutes USA George Stevens

Featured Dancer

Featured Dance

Films Dance Rating

Fred and Ginger Bojangles Tribute Extraordinarily Great

Known Dancers


Actors / Actresses

Bess Flowers Hermes Pan (Dance Dir.) Betty Furness (Margaret Watson)
Bill Brande Nathaniel Shilkret (Musical Dir) Eric Blore (Dance Studio Mgr)
Dennis O'Keefe   Fred Astaire (John 'Lucky' Garnett)
Donald Kerr   Georges metaxa (Ricardo Romero)
Fred Astaire   Ginger Rogers ('Penny' Carroll)
Frank Edmunds   Helen Broderick (Mabel Anderson)
Ginger Rogers   Olin Francis (Mugsy)
Jack Good   Victor Moore (Everett 'Pop' Cardetti)
Ralph Brooks    
Ted O'Shea    

Dances performed in this Film 

Films special dance interest

Ballroom n/a Fred and Ginger
Shadow Dance   Black Face (Bojangles)
Tap   Bojangles Routine

Music Titles in Film

Bands / Musicians / Singers

Sheet Music Covers

A Fine Romance Fred Astaire n/a
Bojangles of Harlem Ginger Rogers  
Never Gonna Dance    
Pick Yourself Up    
The Way You Look Tonight    
Waltz in Swing Time    

Similar Films

Stage versions of the film

Cast Recordings / Soundtracks 

$ Astaire-Rogers Collection v2 n/a $ Soundtrack (Live RKO)
Barkleys of Broadway (F& G)    
Carefree (F& G)    
Damsel In Disress (w/ Fontaine)    
Dancing Lady (w/ Crawford)    
Flying Down To Rio (F& G)    
Follow the Fleet (F& G)    
Roberta (F& G)    
Shall We Dance (F& G)    
Story of Vernon & Irene Castle    
Swing Time (F& G)    
Top Hat (F& G)    

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