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Carefree

Carefree

Mark Sandrich (1938)

79min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
It may be one of the weakest of the Astaire/Rogers features, but there's still plenty to enjoy in this rather silly comedy musical. Fred looks uneasy as a psychiatrist trying to find a cure for best pal Ralph Bellamy's dippy, wedding-shy fiancée (played by Ginger), and she looks positively mortified at having to endure the hypnotic mischief sequences. As far as the songs go, The Yam is a far cry from The Continental, but Change Partners is pleasing and the dream dance I Used to Be Colour Blind is suitably surreal. The highlight, however, is Fred's exquisite golfing routine to the title song.

Summary

A woman has doubts about her impending wedding and pays a visit to her fiance's therapist friend. However, the counselling does not go to plan and she develops romantic feelings for the doctor, forcing him to resort to hypnotism to cure her infatuation - with unforeseen consequences. Musical comedy, starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Ralph Bellamy.

Cast & Crew

Tony Flagg Fred Astaire
Amanda Cooper Ginger Rogers
Stephen Arden Ralph Bellamy
Aunt Cora Luella Gear
Connors Jack Carson
Dr Powers Walter Kingsford
Miss Adams Kay Sutton
Judge Travers Clarence Kolb
Roland Hunter Franklin Pangborn
Director Mark Sandrich
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Other Information

Language: English Black and White Theatrical distributor: Radio Pictures Ltd Available on: Available on video and DVD

Music Comedy

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