The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)

In this film, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are cast as the real-life dancing team of Vernon and Irene Castle. The stripped-to-essentials storyline boils down to novice dancer Irene convincing vaudeville comic Vernon to give up slapstick… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 24, 2006
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

It's not exactly a stretch for Astaire and Rogers, but they do the old rags-to-riches angle seamlessly, and the finale is surprisingly touching.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Lesser Astaire-Rogers vehicle, but pleasant.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

The duo's most unusual film, a surprisingly effective tearjerker

Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Lanning : )
And they are gone: ay, ages long ago These lovers fled away into the storm. <p> These lines, the opening of the final stanza of John Keats'… More
jay nixon
Different from other Fred & Ginger movies in being a bio and probably not too factual but great dancing, their chemistry and Edna May Oliver make it a fine… More