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Fred Astaire dominated America's musical era. Some of his best movies often featured Ginger Rogers as his dance partner. Many regard Astaire as one of the most influential dancers in the history of film. His movies bring us a certain sense of nostalgia we can't seem to find elsewhere!
Which Astaire films make your heart sing most? We love them all - so it won't be easy to narrow it down. However, everyone's got a favorite, and we're dying to know yours. Let us know now by voting here for the best one!
Top Hat (1935)
Top Hat is an American screwball musical comedy film in which Fred Astaire plays an American dancer named Jerry Travers, who comes to London to star in a show produced by Horace Hardwick (Edward Everett Horton). The fun begins when he meets and attempts to impress Dale Tremont (Ginger Rogers) to win her affection.
Swing Time (1936)
Swing Time is a 1936 American RKO musical comedy film set mainly in New York City, and starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. All four dance routines featured in the film are regarded as masterpieces.
Shall We Dance (1937)
Shall We Dance, released in 1937, is the seventh of the ten Astaire-Rogers musical comedy films. The musical featured an American dancer getting involved with a touring Russian ballet company.
The Gay Divorcee (1934)
The plot of The Gay Divorcee unfolds when Mimi Glossop (Ginger Rogers) arrives in England to seek a divorce from her geologist husband Cyril Glossop (William Austin), whom she has not seen for several years. She eventually gets tied up with Guy Holden (Fred Astaire) at her hotel, and things really get exciting.
Flying Down To Rio (1933)
Filmed in 1933, Flying Down to Rio is noted for being the first screen pairing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The story unfolds when an orchestra appears in Miami, Florida for a performance.
Follow The Fleet (1936)
Follow the Fleet unfolds as former dance partners, "Bake" Baker (Fred Astaire) and Sherry (Ginger Rogers) reunite after a period of separation. This American RKO musical comedy film features a nautical theme.
The Story Of Vernon And Irene Castle (1939)
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle is an American biographical musical comedy. It's based on the stories My Husband and My Memories of Vernon Castle, written by Irene Castle.
Carefree features a plot similar to screwball comedies at the time. It's often remembered as the film in which Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers shared a long on-screen kiss at the conclusion of their dance to "I Used to Be Color Blind".
The Barkleys Of Broadway (1949)
The Barkleys of Broadway is the Technicolor musical film that reunited Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers after ten years apart. It ended up being the last film that the pair made together, and their only film in color.
The Band Wagon (1953)
The Band Wagon tells the story of an aging musical star, Tony Hunter (Fred Astaire) who hopes a Broadway show will restart his career. He returns to New York where the plot unfolds.