|" They're Dancing Cheek-To-Cheek Again! " |
--Synopsis: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers make it look so darn easy. In this tale Jerry Travers (Astaire) is a professional dancer who meets, becomes smitten with and then falls in love with Dale Tremont (Rogers). Ginger thinks Fred is married rather than single due to mistaken-identities and misinterprets him she rejects his advances as she thinks that Horace (played by Horton) is Jerry and Jerry is Horace who is married. After a series of entanglements, Jerry propose but gets rejected, Dale ends up marrying Beddini, and Jerry learns that Dale has been " mistaking him for Horace for all this time" so he decides to break up her marriage before it is truly consummated. The plot has some dull moments but the dancing carries the film throughout. Nominated for four Academy Awards.
* Fred does his famous solo 'Top Hat' dance routine (along with the chorus) with his tapping cane to the song 'Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails,' As well as his show stopping Soft Shoe Tap dance to " No Strings (I'm Fancy Free)." Fred and Ginger do what is probably their best dance number on film to " Cheek to Cheek" with Rogers in that famous blue Ostrich feather Ball gown. This film also introduces the ballroom dance called the Piccolino which is done by using the waist-sashes of the dancers as props.