Shall We Dance

Shall We Dance

Mark Sandrich (1937)

U Certificate


Our Score
This is a particularly silly Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers movie, the one about him chasing her across the Atlantic. He's a Russian ballet dancer called Petrov, and there's a chorus of cardboard Ginger cut-outs at the finale, all a far cry from the divine sophistication of Top Hat and Swing Time. But, never mind: forget the daftness and enjoy the wonderful George and Ira Gershwin score, including the now-classic standards Beginner's Luck, They All Laughed, Let's Call the Whole Thing Off and, especially, that melancholy joy They Can't Take That Away from Me.


Rumours circulate that a ballet dancer and a musical comedy performer have married in secret, so a publicist suggests they exploit the story for their own benefit, little expecting the couple to end up falling in love for real. Musical, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Songs include They Can't Take That Away from Me and Let's Call the Whole Thing Off.

Cast & Crew

Petrov / Pete Peters Fred Astaire
Linda Keene Ginger Rogers
Jeffrey Baird Edward Everett Horton
Cecil Flintridge Eric Blore
Arthur Miller Jerome Cowan
Lady Tarrington Ketti Gallian
Jim Montgomery William Brisbane
Harriet Hoctor Harriet Hoctor
Mrs Fitzgerald Ann Shoemaker
Director Mark Sandrich
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Radio Pictures LtdAvailable on: video and DVD