Swing Time Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 4453

Average Rating: 2.7/4

# of Ratings: 35

Theatrical Release Date: 02/07/1936

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 06/11/2019

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Musical

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: George Stevens

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

Plot: 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 - wrote on 08/05/2013

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 - wrote on 07/09/2011

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 - wrote on 11/07/2010

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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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 06/15/2013

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 …

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