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Alice Duer Miller's novel Gowns by Roberta was adapted into the 1933 Broadway musical Roberta, with music by Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach. The 1935 filmization of Roberta was slightly adapted to accommodate the dancing talents of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, though their roles are secondary to the characters portrayed by Irene Dunne and Randolph Scott. Dunne plays a deposed White Russian princess who has become a famed Parisian couturier. Dunne is the partner of "Roberta" (Helen Westley), who passes away, leaving her half of the business to American football player Randolph… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Enjoyable if not one of the great Astaire-Rogers musicals, Roberta received nomination for the Best Song Oscar (Lovely to Look At)."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Good Astaire-Rogers musical that suffers slightly from subplot."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"You have to put up with a plot that's so sticky it doesn't fly."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Weary book, still wonderful score."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
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