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

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 1, 1939
DVD Release Date: October 24, 2006
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Josh Larsen

If joy and liberation exudes from the best Astaire-Rogers films, this is defined by restriction.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Lesser Astaire-Rogers vehicle, but pleasant.

Graham Greene
The Spectator

Perhaps the best the marvelous couple have made since Gay Divorce.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

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

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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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