Shall We Dance
Shall We Dance (1937)

This musical casts Fred Astaire as a world-renowned ballet dancer and Ginger Rogers as a musical comedy headliner. Rogers' manager Jerome Cowan concocts a phony romance between his client and Astaire in order to garner publicity for… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 7, 1937
DVD Release Date: August 16, 2005
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Josh Larsen

An Astaire-Rogers vehicle saved by supporting players Eric Blore and Edward Everett Horton.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

When viewed today it fares much better critically as a stylish and sophisticated musical comedy from the Art Deco era.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

One of the best Astaire-Rogers musicals with great music and dance.

Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

It's about innuendo and devious plots (though, of course, the stories are always essentially backdrops to showcasing the Astaire-and-Rogers show), and while it has plenty of amusing moments and some good musical numbers, it feels stiff at times,

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Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat

...the plot is what makes this Astaire/Rogers pairing frustrating, the dances slightly undercut by that.

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Emanuel Levy

Made at the height of popularity of Astaire and Rogers, this elegant musical boasts glorious score from the Gershwins, including the songThey Can't Take That away From Me, which was nominated for an Oscar.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Not their best, but still a treat.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Jennifer Xu
It was a great move to have Astaire be a ballet instructor in the script, because his style is so ballet it's ridiculous. Their duets are so, so magical I… More
Wahida K
A very nice Musical.
Spencer S.
Some of the greatest plot twists of the day; the hairbrained comedy and always great sidekick Edward Everett Horton brought down the house. Including the music… More
Lanning : )
Astaire and Rogers: Is there a better movie dance team? Gene Kelly with a Cyd Charisse is a close second, but with Rogers and Astaire we have the closest… More
Aj V
This movie is funny and has a good number of stars. I don't really care for all the dance numbers, but if you like Fred and Ginger you will like this… More
Brian R
Fred Astaire--Ginger Rogers musicals, Shall We Dance casts Astaire as a world-renowned ballet dancer and Rogers as a musical comedy headliner. Rogers'… More