Four Fun Classic Movie Dances on Roller Skates: Charles Chaplin, Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, Donald O’Connor and Gene Kelly

Just for Fun:

1936:  Charlie Chaplin, marvelous — poetic and funny — on roller skates in Modern Times, with Paulette Goddard (1936, Charles Chaplin director)


1937:  Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers skating to “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” in Shall We Dance (1937, Mark Sandrich director)


1953:  Donald O’Connor skating to “Life Has Its Funny Little Ups and Downs” in I Love Melvin (the little girl singing is Noreen Corcoran) (1953, Don Weis director)


1955:  Gene Kelly tap dancing on roller skates to “I Like Myself” in It’s Always Fair Weather (1955, directors Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly)


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub


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