#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Lucky is tricked into missing his wedding to Margaret by the other members of Pop’s magic and dance act, and has to make $25000 to be allowed to marry her. He and Pop go to New York where they run into Penny, a dancing instructor. She and Lucky form a successful dance partnership, but romance is blighted (till the end of the film at least!) by his old attachment to Margaret and hers for Ricardo, the band leader who won’t play for them to dance together.
Plot: Lucky is tricked into missing his own wedding again and has to make $25,000 so her father allows him to marry Margaret. He and business partner Pop go to New York where they run into dancing instructor Penny. She and Lucky form a successful dance partnership, but romance is blighted by his old attachment to Margaret and hers for Ricky Romero.
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heavenly dancing, heavenly music, heavenly partnership
There’s something special about all of the Astaire-Rogers movies, and “Swing Time” is no exception. Directed by George Stevens, it tells the story of a dancer and a gambler – not seen as much of a catch by his future father-in-law – who, after he misses his wedding, goes to New York. He promises his fiancée’s father that he will return, solvent, and ask again for his daughter’s hand in marriage. Once in New York, he falls for Ginger Rogers, who was never prettier than in this film. One thing leads to another, and the wind up as dance partners.
Eric Blore, Helen Broderick, and Victor Moore supply able support, and the film has a beautiful Jerome Kern score: “Pick Yourself Up,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” and “A Fine Romance” being a few of the numbers.
There are two knockout pieces in this film – Astaire’s tribute to Bill “Bojangles” Robinson is one of the most stunning numbers Astaire ever did. He manages to wear blackface and not have it be offensive, as it’s very light makeup to suggest his portrayal of Robinson. The number, with its accompanying huge dancing shadows, is magnificent. And the final number – “Never Gonna Dance” surely is one of their top dances ever, with that incredible deco set, the double curving stairways, and Ginger in that glorious dress.
It’s hard to sum up how their dancing lifts you up and out of whatever ails you. Definitely their smoothness, footwork, chemistry, and glamor reach out to my soul every time I see them.
A Real Treat!
Swing Time is my favorite Astaire/Rogers movie and it is considered by many, rightfully so, the finest of their collaboration. The estimable George Stevens directed this musical and the result is a movie that focuses all its energies where it should be placed- on the magical couple. Gone are the production numbers which comprised of a cast of a thousand dancers and the “other” couple (usually Randolph Scott paired with a singer). Instead, Swing Time pares down the excesses and highlights its musical gifts; and what musical gifts they are! Jerome Kern’s score is his best and so affectingly sung by Astaire. The “Bojangles” number is the stuff of legend and the poignant “Never Gonna Dance” communicates the highs and lows of love as eloquently as a Shakespeare sonnet. I recommend this movie highly.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 43 min (103 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Musical, Romance
Director George Stevens
Writer Howard Lindsay (screen play), Allan Scott (screen play), Erwin Gelsey (from a story by)
Actors Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore, Helen Broderick
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.
Production Company RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Victor System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Laboratory RKO Studio Lab, USA
Film Length 2,600 m (UK), 2,893 m (Netherlands), (12 reels) (USA)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm