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Film Series : A Fine Romance

Swing Time

1936, George Stevens, USA, 103 min.
With Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore

Show Times

  • Fri, Feb 7th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Feb 8th 5:30pm
  • Mon, Feb 10th 6:00pm

"The best of the Astaire-Rogers films...the climactic “Never Gonna Dance” number may be the high point of the Astaire-Rogers partnership."—Roger Ebert

Director George Stevens's romantic style, lush with glittering lights and falling snowflakes, has made SWING TIME many fans' favorite in the Astaire-Rogers series of classic musicals. The plot, even more inconsequential than usual, faces Fred with choices between dancing and gambling, and between rich fiancée Betty Furness and dance partner Ginger. The Jerome Kern score gives the duo a great elegant number ("Waltz in Swing Time") and a great comic one ("A Fine Romance"), as well as a sensational solo for Astaire (the Bill Robinson tribute, "Bojangles of Harlem"). 35mm. (MR)

Please note: The condition of the 35mm print of SWING TIME -- the only one available -- is "lovingly worn," with some scratches and imperfections. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we hope that you are still able to enjoy this wonderful movie.

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