Swing Time
Swing Time (1936)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 4, 1936
DVD Release Date: August 16, 2005
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Variety Staff

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.

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Frank S. Nugent
New York Times

Nothing so intangible as a disappointing musical score should deter you from enjoying them to the Astaire-Rogers limit.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

One of the best of the Astaire-Rogers musicals, and one that shouldn't have worked as well as it did.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena

Fred e Ginger em seu melhor momento.

Stephen Garrett
Time Out

The score by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields is peerless.

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Josh Larsen

Has Astaire and Rogers' pinnacle production number: 'Never Gonna Dance.'

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Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Tip-top Fred and Ginger delight, which is another way of saying one of the best musicals ever.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A gambling dancer travels to the big city to win/earn enough money to marry his fiancee but falls for his dance partner in the process. Those who like this film… More
Bathsheba Monk
What's not to like? Fred Astaire dancing. Ginger Rogers doing the same thing except "backwards and in heels" as some wag said. The evil band… More
Devon Bott
"Some day, when I'm awfully low, When the world is cold, I will feel a glow just thinking of you... and the way you look tonight." "The Way… More
Aj V
Not bad, but not good. This movie is just another romantic comedy, with song and dance because it has Fred and Ginger, of course. It's somewhat funny,… More
Jon Lantz
It's rare that I laugh out loud with no one around. This film made me do just that. They sure don't make movies like this anymore and it's a… More
danny d
often considered the best of the astaire/rogers films, swing time deserves its acclaim. the musical numbers are perfectly spaced and the actors did their part… More