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Roberta (1935) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by William A. Seiter and produced by Pandro S. Berman.

The film was based on the novel Gowns by Roberta and also Stage Play written by Alice Duer Miller published in 1933 (novel); Nov 18, 1933 - Jul 21, 1934 (play performed at New Amsterdam Theatre, NY).

Academy Awards 1935 --- Ceremony Number 8 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - SongMusic by Jerome Kern; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHughNominated
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Comtesse Scharwenka: You may call me Tanka.
Huckleberry Haines: Tanka.
Comtesse Scharwenka: You're welcome.


Huckleberry Haines: John, everyday you act worse, but today you're acting like tomorrow.


John Kent: You don't appreciate her. I know she seems a little hard and sophisticated, but underneath she's a pearl.
Huckleberry Haines: And a pearl so I'm told, is the result of a chronic irritation on an oyster.


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The third (of ten) dancing partnership of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
The songs "I Won't Dance" and "Lovely to Look At" were not in the original stage production of "Roberta". "I Won't Dance", from the flop Jerome Kern musical "Three Sisters", was inserted into the 1935 film version of "Roberta" to give Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers an extra dance number, and "Lovely to Look At" was especially written for the film to give Irene Dunne a new song to sing. Both songs became so popular, however, that most later revivals of "Roberta", including the remake Lovely to Look at, have included them in the score.
The original lyrics to "Let's Begin" include the lines "We have necked / Till we're wrecked", but the censors demanded that this be changed.
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