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Shall We Dance (1937) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Mark Sandrich and produced by Pandro S. Berman.

Academy Awards 1937 --- Ceremony Number 10 (source: AMPAS)

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Best Music - SongMusic by George Gershwin; Lyrics by Ira GershwinNominated
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Shall We Dance? (1996)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 12, 2015 From 4 Star Films

Shall We Dance is a film with important ties to American culture such as the King and I and The Drifters, but it has far more important roots in its native Japan. Thus, it’s remake starring Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez undoubtedly loses some of the cultural significance of the original film... Read full article


Shall We Dance? (1996)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 12, 2015 From 4 Star Films

Shall We Dance is a film with important ties to American culture such as the King and I and The Drifters, but it has far more important roots in its native Japan. Thus, its remake starring Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez undoubtedly loses some of the cultural significance of the original film. Becau... Read full article


Shall We Dance (1937)

on Jul 28, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

Shall We Dance, the seventh out of ten films starring Fred and Ginger, certainly proves the dancing duo had tweaked their formula since the all dancing, no plot film that was The Gay Divorcee. Featuring several legendary songs composed by the Gershwins (most famously, “Let’s Call the Who... Read full article


Happy New Year: Shall We Dance (1937)

By Christina Stewart on Jan 1, 2014 From Pretty Clever Films

Happy New Year Everyone! Let?s start the year off on a fun dancing note with Shall We Dance. This film is the seventh of Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers? collaborations and has become one of their most loved. With sixteen songs by George and Ira Gershwin, choreography by Hermes Pan, gowns by Irene,... Read full article


Shall We Dance (1937)

By Beatrice on Sep 27, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Shall We Dance Directed by Mark Sandrich Written by Allan Scott, Ernest Pagano et al 1937/USA RKO Radio Pictures Repeat Viewing I love the ’30′s. ?Every year some new Astaire/Rogers bliss. The film opens in Paris. ?Petrov (Fred Astaire) is a famous ballet dancer. ?His real name is Pete... Read full article


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Peter P. Peters: Our romance won't end on a sorrowful note, though by tomorrow you're gone. The song is ended, but as the songwriter wrote, the melody lingers on. They may take you from me, I'll miss your fond caress, but though they take you from me, I'll still possess... The way you wear your hat. The way your sip your tea. The memory of all that. No, no, they can't take that away from me. The way your smile just beams. The way you sing off key. The way you haunt my dreams. No, no, they can't take that away from me. We may never, never meet again on the bumpy road to love -- still, I'll always, always keep the memory of... The way you hold your knife. The way we danced till three. The way you changed my life. No, no, they can't take that away from me. No, they can't take that away from me. We may never, never meet again on the bumpy road to love -- still, I'll always, always keep the memory of... The way you hold your knife. The way we danced till three. The way you changed my life. No, no, they can't take that away from me No, they can't take that away from me. Can't take that away from me

Newsboy: (shouting) Petrov and Keene: secret marriage!
Peter P. Peters: We're the only two people in New York who don't think we're married.
Linda Keene: Think? I know we're not.
Peter P. Peters: I'm beginning to have my doubts.


Peter P. Peters: Things have come to a pretty pass. Our romance is growing flat, for you like this and the other, while I go for this and that. Goodness knows what the end will be -- oh, I don't know where I'm at... It looks as if we two will never be one. Something must be done...You say either and I say eyether, you say neither and I say nyther; Either, eyether, neither, nyther! Let's call the whole thing off! You like potato and I like potatoe, You like tomato and I like tomatoe. Potato, potatoe, tomato, tomatoe! Let's call the whole thing off! But oh! If we call the whole thing off, then we must part. And oh! If we ever part, then that might break my heart! So, if you like pajamas and I like pyjahmas, I'll wear pajamas and give up pyjahmas. For we know we need each other, so we better call the calling off off. Let's call the whole thing off! You say laughter and I say lawfter. You say after and I say awfter. Laughter, lawfter, after, awfter! Let's call the whole thing off! You like vanilla and I like vanella. You, say s'parilla and I say s'parella. Vanilla, vanella, chocolate, strawberry! Let's call the whole thing off! But oh! If we call the whole thing off, then we must part. And oh! If we ever part, then that might break my heart! So, if you go for oysters and I go for ersters. I'll order oysters and cancel the ersters. For we know we need each other, so we better call the calling off off! Let's call the whole thing off!

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Facts about

The seventh (of ten) dancing partnership of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
Cinematographer David Abel started the picture but was replaced by Joseph F. Biroc with five weeks of production left. Biroc finished the picture, uncredited.
The scene where Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance on roller skates took about 150 takes, according to one of the VHS versions of the film.
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