Fred Astaire ■ Ginger Rogers
Lucky (Fred Astaire) is tricked into missing his wedding to Margaret (Betty Furness) by the other members of Pop's magic and dance act, and has to make $25000 to be allowed to marry her. He and
Pop (Victor Moore) go to New York where they run into Penny (Ginger Rogers), a dancing instructor. She and Lucky form a successful dance partnership, but the romance is in danger of never getting off the ground. Lucky is still engaged to Margaret and Ricardo (Georges Metaxa) is in love with Penny so he won't play for them to dance together.
This movie is a dancing, comedic, costume, extravaganza!
Swing Time is the hilarious adventures and misadventures of a gambler named Lucky trying his best to win the ultimate prize, Ginger. Just when you think he has finally won, he loses her, and when you think he has finally lost her for good, here come some more sparks to keep the romance alive.
Around and around this delightful story goes, full of comedic events and witty quips this movie is one of Fred and Ginger's best.
Fred taught Ginger how to dance, before their movies she was into comedy acting, and this movie shows just how well he did. Their excellent dancing is definitely showcased in Swing Time.
So, grab your tap shoes and some popcorn and enjoy this great classic film.
You just can't beat the combination of Fred and Ginger!
Fred Astaire ... Lucky Garnett
Ginger Rogers ... Penny Carroll
Victor Moore ... Pop Cardetti
Helen Broderick ... Mabel Anderson
Eric Blore ... Gordon
Betty Furness ... Margaret Watson
Georges Metaxa ... Ricky Romero
Southern Pacific Central Station, 400 S. Alameda Street, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA
Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA
(freight yard scenes)
Paramount Studios - 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
(studio) (studio exteriors)
Union Station - 800 N. Alameda Street, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA
4 Movies on 2 DVDs Set