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Fred and Ginger Collection: Top Hat/Shall We Dance/Follow The... (1938)

Region: 2
UPC/Barcode: 5050582114850
Released: 10th November 2003
Release type: Deleted
No. of Discs: 4
Catalogue No: 8211485
Category: Feature, Musical
Format: DVD / Box Set
Fred and Ginger Collection: Top Hat/Shall We Dance/Follow The... (1938) (Box Set) (Deleted)


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Film information

Story: A collection of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musicals. 'Top Hat' (1935) sees Jerry Travers (Astaire) receive an inexplicably haughty response from Dale Tremont (Rogers) when he attempts to woo her, but that's because she has mistaken him for her friend's husband. Love's eventual triumph is charted through a number of classic song and dance routines, including 'Cheek to Cheek' and 'Top Hat, White Tie and Tails'. 'Follow the Fleet' (1936) sees Astaire as Bake Baker, a new recruit in the Navy who comes to the rescue of sisters, Sherry (Rogers) and Harriet Hillard (Connie Martin). Lucille Ball, Betty Grable and Tony Martin appear in minor roles, while the lyrics are supplied by Irving Berlin; songs include 'Let's Face the Music and Dance', 'Get Thee Behind Me' and 'Let Yourself Go'. In 'Shall We Dance?' (1937) the pair once again romp through familiar romantic entanglements and a string of toe-tapping dance routines. Petrov (Astaire), a Russian ballet dancer, and musical comedy star Linda Keene (Rogers) are thrust into a marriage of convenience - she wants the shotgun wedding to be followed by an even quicker divorce, so that she can marry the man she really loves and retire from the stage. Not surprisingly, though, the path to true love takes a few unplanned diversions. Finally, in 'Carefree' (1938) they team up in the story of a psychiatrist who falls in love with one of his patients. A light musical with lyrics from Irving Berlin such as 'Change Partners' and 'I Used To Be Colour Blind'.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Ralph Bellamy, Luella Gear, Randolph Scott, Betty Grable, Harriet Hilliard, Helen Broderick, Clarence Kolb, Astrid Allwyn, Edward Everett Horton, Jack Carson, Eric Rhodes, Tony Martin, Eric Blore, Walter Kingsford, Lucille Ball, Hattie McDaniel, Harriet Hoctor, Leonard Mudie, Jerome Cowan, Franklin Pangborn, Ketti Gallian, Anne Shoemaker, William Brisbane, Ben Alexander, Edgar Norton, Gino Corrado

Directed by: Mark Sandrich

Music by: Irving Berlin, Nathaniel Shilkret, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin

Produced by: Pandro S. Berman

Written by: Dwight Taylor, Allan Scott, Ernest Pagano

DVD information

Studio/distributor: Universal Pictures

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