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TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Astaire and Rogers: Volume One

by Mark Sandrich (Director), George Stevens (Director)

Other authors: Fred Astaire (Actor), Irving Berlin, Ginger Rogers (Actor)

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The Gay Divorcee (1934)Two vintage musical shorts: "Show Kids" and "Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove"Classic cartoon: "Shake Your Powder Puff"Audio-only bonus: "Hollywood on the Air" radio promoTheatrical trailerShall We Dance (1937)Commentary by songwriter Hugh Martin and pianist Kevin ColeNew featurette: "They Can't Take That Away from Me: The Music of Shall We Dance"Musical short: "Sheik to Sheik"Classic cartoon: "Toy Town Hall"Swing Time (1936)Commentary by John Mueller, Author of Astaire DancingNew featurette: "The Swing of Things"Musical short: "Hotel a la Swing"Classic cartoon: "Bingo Crosbyana"Top Hat (1935)Commentary by Fred Astaire's daughter, Ava Astaire McKenzie, and film dance historian Larry BillmanNew featurette: "On Top: Inside the Success of Top Hat"Comedy short: "Watch the Birdie with Bob Hope"Classic cartoon: "Page Miss Glory"
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The gay divorcee: Mimi Glossop wants a divorce so her Aunt Hortense hires a professional to play the correspondent in apparent infidelity. American dancer Guy Holden meets Mimi while visiting Brightbourne (Brighton) and she thinks he is the correspondent--www.imdb.com. Shall we dance: A budding romance between a ballet master and a tapdancer becomes complicated when rumours surface that they're already married--www.imdb.com. Swing time: A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fianc‚ee, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer--www.imdb.com. Top hat: Showman Jerry Travers is working for producer Horace Hardwick in London. Jerry demonstrates his new dance steps late one night in Horace's hotel, much to the annoyance of sleeping Dale Tremont below. She goes upstairs to complain and the two are immediately attracted to each other. Complications arise when Dale mistakes Jerry for Horace--www.imdb.com.… (more)

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