Swing Time Overview:

Swing Time (1936) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by George Stevens and produced by Pandro S. Berman.

Swing Time was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2004.

Academy Awards 1936 --- Ceremony Number 9 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - SongMusic by Jerome Kern; Lyrics by Dorothy FieldsWon
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Swing Time (1936)

By Cameron on Oct 25, 2017 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://beverlygray.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/lights-out-for-la-la-land.html ? Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire are back in their sixth of ten films together. Swing Time (1936) is usually considered one of the best of the bunch, mostly because of the sco... Read full article


DOUBLE BILL #3 Top Hat (1935) and Swing Time (1936)

By Carol Martinheira on Jun 4, 2017 From The Old Hollywood Garden

DOUBLE BILL #3 Top Hat (1935) and Swing Time (1936) On June 4, 2017June 4, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized Musicals of the 1930s are pretty much screwball comedies with songs. And they?re absolutely fabulous. Especially Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers ones. Ten adorable l... Read full article


Swing Time (1936) – Updated

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 13, 2016 From 4 Star Films

I wondered to myself, after watching Swing Time once again, if anyone else might have easily taken Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers’ places as films greatest dancing couple, and then I quickly discarded this heretical idea. They appeared in 10 films together with this film directed by George Ste... Read full article


Review: Swing Time (1936)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 13, 2016 From 4 Star Films

I wondered to myself, after watching Swing Time once again, if anyone else might have easily taken Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers’ places as films greatest dancing couple, and then I quickly discarded this heretical idea. They appeared in 10 films together with this film directed by George Ste... Read full article


Review: Swing Time (1936)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 13, 2016 From 4 Star Films

I wondered to myself, after watching Swing Time once again, if anyone else might have easily taken Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers’ places as films greatest dancing couple, and then I quickly discarded this heretical idea. They appeared in 10 films together with this film directed by George Ste... Read full article


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Quotes from

Mabel Anderson: Beautiful, isn't it?
Everett 'Pop' Cardetti: What is?
Mabel Anderson: The music.
Everett 'Pop' Cardetti: What music?
Mabel Anderson: The music they're playing.
Everett 'Pop' Cardetti: Oh, yeah.
[pause]
Everett 'Pop' Cardetti: What made you think of it?
Mabel Anderson: Think of what?
Everett 'Pop' Cardetti: The music.
Mabel Anderson: [said sarcastically] Oh, I don't know; my mind was wandering, I guess.


Lucky Garnett: A fine romance, with no kisses. A fine romance, my friend, this is. We should be like a couple of hot tomatoes. But you're as cold as yesterday's mashed potatoes. A fine romance, you won't nestle. A fine romance, you won't wrestle. I've never mussed a crease in your blue serge pants. I never had the chance. This is a fine romance. A fine romance, my good fellow. You take romance. I'll take jello. You're calmer than the seals in the Arctic Ocean. At least they flap their fins to express emotion. A fine romance, with no quarrels, with no insults, and all the morals. You're just as hard to land as the Ile de France. I never get the chance. This is a fine romance. A fine romance, with no kisses. A fine romance, my friend, this is. True love should have the thrills that a healthy climb has. We don't have half the thrills that "The March of Time" has. A fine romance, with no clinches. A fine romance, with no pinches. You never give the orchids I send a glance. No, you like cactus plants. This is a fine romance.


Mabel Anderson: [Mable thinks she's talking to Pop and turns to a young lady sitting at one of the tables] Oh, listen girlie! Don't worry about me. I always talk to myself... you see, I'm my own grandmother and I have to keep the old girl interested!


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Facts about

This was Ginger Rogers' favorite of her films with Fred Astaire.
The sixth (of ten) dancing partnership of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
In "The Way You Look Tonight", Ginger Rogers is seen to be washing her hair. The crew tried various soaps, shampoos, and even egg white, but it always ran down her face too quickly. They achieved success with whipped cream.
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