Swing Time
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The sixth of RKO's Fred Astaire -Ginger Rogers pairings of the 1930s, Swing Time starts off with bandleader Astaire getting cold feet on his wedding day. Astaire's bride-to-be Betty Furness will give him a second chance, providing he proves himself responsible enough to earn $25,000. Astaire naturally tries to avoid earning that amount once he falls in love with dance instructor Ginger Rogers. Numerous complications ensue, leading to the "second time's the charm" climax, with Ginger escaping her own wedding to wealthy Georges Metaxa in order to be reunited with Astaire.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Another winner for the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers combo. It's smart, modern, and impressive in every respect, from its boy-loses-girl background to its tunefulness, dancipation, production quality and general high standards."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Nothing so intangible as a disappointing musical score should deter you from enjoying them to the Astaire-Rogers limit."
‑ Frank S. Nugent, New York Times
"Fred e Ginger em seu melhor momento."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"a platform for some amazing set pieces and big musical numbers"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"An Astaire-Rogers movie where the film is very nearly as great as its stars."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"One of the best of the Astaire-Rogers musicals, and one that shouldn't have worked as well as it did."
‑ Don Druker, Chicago Reader
"Of all of the places the movies have created, one of the most magical and enduring is the universe of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Tip-top Fred and Ginger delight, which is another way of saying one of the best musicals ever."
‑ Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
"This film has a director with a point of view, the talented George Stevens, who recognizes and amplifies the emotion in the Astaire/Rogers pairing."
‑ Dan Callahan, Slant Magazine
"Swing Time (1936) is often named as the best or most popular musical/romance of dancing duo Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire (they only made ten films"
‑ Tim Dirks, Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
"The score by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields is peerless."
‑ Stephen Garrett, Time Out
"One of the two best Astaire-Rogers musicals, this film, directed by George Stevens, includes the tune "The Way You Look Tonight," which won the Best Song Oscar."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The "Never Gonna Dance" dance number might have been the best Fred & Ginger ever did."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Astaire and Rogers. Rogers and Astaire. Shall we just stop there?"
‑ , Film4
"Arguably the most magical of the ten films Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers made together."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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