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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

SWING TIME (1936)




In the cinema of Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, this Jerome Kern/Dorothy Fields musical rates just below the Gold Standard perfection of TOP HAT. Indeed, many would pick ‘Bojangles of Harlem" & especially ‘Never Gonna Dance" as the peak solo & duet of the whole series. But you do have to suffer thru some lackluster pacing in the dialogue scenes thanks to helmer George Stevens who, as always, tries to turn all his players into erstwhile Laurels & Hardys.

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