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Swing Time (1936) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

3678

Avg. Rating:

2.74/4

# of Ratings:

34

Genres:

Comedy, Musical

Rating:

PG

Language:

English

Theater Date:

02/07/1936

Director:

George Stevens

Actors:

Fred Astaire
Ginger Rogers
Helen Broderick
Victor Moore
Eric Blore
Betty Furness

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A gambler travels to New York to try and win the big money to make it possible to pay for his Fiance's expensive wedding - he begins to fall for another woman.

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Snoogans 08/04/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

Funny and enjoyable, with good performances from Astaire and Rogers. The musical numbers were nothing special, but entertaining nonetheless. I prefer musicals with more songs, rather than routine dance numbers.

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mitchellyoung 07/09/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Paper thin plot that serves, of course, to connect some spectacular displays of singing and dancing. Not the best of the Astaire/Rogers pairings, but a fun one, nevertheless.

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Rose West 11/06/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

Some of the music was good, but the plot? Didn't like the Astaire character - engaged to one girl while putting moves on another one. Just wrong.

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Alex 04/19/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

Not bad, though not good either. I didn't enjoy any of the musical numbers but the acting and the story was ok. Better than many musicals I have seen. If you are a classic movie fan, you will enjoy this. If not, stay away.

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sapien 04/15/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

I would have given it a 3 if it wasn't for the very racist blackface scene.

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06/15/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Swing Time review

John "Lucky" Garnett (Fred Astaire) is a dancer who gambles and is about to get married. He meets Penny (Ginger Rogers) and goes with a friend namely "Pop" Cardetti (Victor Moore) to earn money. There were shades of comedy coupled with one of the best choreography and music. However, the leads background and premise were dull and the ending obviously dated. Not to spoil anything, but how can one easilly cancel a marriage due to a torn pants. Top Hat had a better plot mixed with enticing song and dance numbers. In here, the acting and story fell flat only to be covered by the fantastic song and dance numbers which were more entertaining than the premise. It even had that racist feel ala All That Jazz with Lucky using make-up to look black. If only the script were better then Swing ...

Rating of
2/4 

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