|"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.