The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
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The Story Of Vernon & Irene Castle
The last of RKO's Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers vehicles, The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle is also the least typical. At their best playing carefree characters in gossamer-thin musical comedy plotlines, Fred and Ginger seem slightly ill at ease cast as the real-life dancing team of Vernon and Irene Castle. The stripped-to-essentials storyline boils down to novice dancer Irene (Rogers) convincing vaudeville comic Vernon (Astaire) to give up slapstick in favor of "classy" ballroom dancing. With the help of agent Edna May Oliver, the Castles hit their peak of fame and fortune in… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

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"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."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
"Lesser Astaire-Rogers vehicle, but pleasant."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"The duo's most unusual film, a surprisingly effective tearjerker"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
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