Movie Tuesday: Swing Time (1936)I’d forgotten just how delightful Fred and Ginger movies are. It’s been probably 15 years at least since I last watched one and they really are the best kind of movies. If you love a good rom-com, amazing dancing and show stopping glamour, then they really are for you.

Swing Time has got to be up there with the very best of Fred and Ginger movies. The music alone is outstanding. It won an oscar for Best Song for “The Way You Look Tonight” which was also Fred Astaire‘s most famous song. The score also includes the songs: “A Fine Romance”,  “Pick Yourself Up” and “Waltz in SwingTime”.

The story is one of a gambler with a fiancée back in his home town who has to find $25,000 before her father will let him marry her.

He goes off to make his fortune and meets dance teacher Ginger Rogers, and suddenly making his fortune seems less appealing.  They can’t resist falling for each other, but of course he hasn’t told her about his fiancée.

The dancer numbers are nothing short of amazing and the whole movie is a delight, it is in turns funny, romantic, exciting and just fabulous to watch. I really can’t praise it highly enough!

Take a look at the clip below – it’s not very good quality sadly, but rest assured the movie itself is much better quality than this!

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