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The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle Overview:

The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) was a Biographical - Musical Film directed by H.C. Potter and produced by George Haight.

The film was based on the memoir My Husband written by Irene Castle at the & My Memories, Everybody's Magazine Nov 1918 1919.

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The Essential Films of 1939: The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle

By Amanda Garrett on Apr 13, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire play a legendary dance team in The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle. The Director: H.C. Potter. The Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edna May Oliver, and Walter Brennan. Source Material: Irene Castle's memoirs, My Husband and Memories of Vernon Castle... Read full article


The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)

By Beatrice on Feb 13, 2014 From Flickers in Time

The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle Directed by H.C. Potter Written by Richard Sherman, Oscar Hammerstein II, and Dorothy Yost 1939/USA RKO Radio Pictures First viewing/Netflix rental Given my lukewarm reaction to some of the later Astaire-Rogers films, I was very pleasantly surprised with this o... Read full article


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The ninth (of ten) dancing partnership of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The last Astaire and Rogers musical fro RKO Studios and the only film based on a true/biographical story.
Jean Sablon refused the part of the French singer played by Louis Mercier because he thought it too small, but his voice is used on the soundtrack.
Last Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film for 10 years, until The Barkleys of Broadway.
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