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Shall We Dance (1937) starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers

Shall We Dance

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Shall We Dance (1937) starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Eric Blore

Synopsis of Shall We Dance

In Shall We Dance, a ballet dancer and a showgirl fake their marriage for publicity purposes before falling in love for real in this delightful musical comedy starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in their seventh film together. Numerous mistaken-identity gags ensue.

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Springtime in the Rockies (1942) starring Betty Grable, John Payne, Carmen Miranda and Cesar Romero

Springtime in the Rockies

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Springtime in the Rockies (1942) starring Betty Grable, John Payne, Carmen Miranda and Cesar Romero

Springtime in the Rockies – Two Broadway dance partners rekindle their romance in a series of comic misunderstandings set around the backdrop of the Canadian Rockies.

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Wide Open (1930) starring Edward Everett Horton, Louise Fazenda, E. J. Ratcliffe, Vera Lewis, Louise Beavers

Wide Open

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Wide Open (1930) starring Edward Everett Horton, Louise Fazenda, E. J. Ratcliffe, Vera Lewis, Louise Beavers

Wide Open is a delightful farce about a timid office worker (Edward Everett Horton). His inventive ideas win him promotion and the boss’ daughter (Patsy Ruth Miller)

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Cold Turkey (1971) starring Dick Van Dyke, Pippa Scott, Bob Newhart, Tom Poston

Cold Turkey

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Cold Turkey (1971) starring Dick Van Dyke, Pippa Scott, Bob Newhart, Tom Poston

In Cold Turkey, Norman Lear makes his directorial debut with this farce about an entire town that tries to give up smoking in order to win $25 million.

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Top Hat (1935) starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Helen Broderick, Eric Blore

Top Hat

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Top Hat (1935) starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Helen Broderick, Eric Blore

Synopsis of Top Hat

The story of Top Hat centers on wealthy Dale Tremont (Ginger Rogers), on holiday in London and Venice. She assumes that American entertainer Jerry Travers (Fred Astaire) is the husband of her friend Madge (Helen Broderick) — who’s actually the wife of Jerry’s business manager Horace Hardwick (Edward Everett Horton)

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Song lyrics to Let’s K-nock K-nees (1931) Music and Lyrics by Mack Gordon and Harry Revel, Song performed by Betty Grable and Edward Everett Horton in The Gay Divorcee

Let’s Knock Knees song lyrics

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Song lyrics to Let’s K-nock K-nees (1931) Music and Lyrics by Mack Gordon and Harry Revel, performed by Betty Grable and Edward Everett Horton in The Gay Divorcee

Betty Grable: You’re my type of a shy type of a beau, dear …

Edward Everett Horton: Beg pardon?

Betty Grable: So let’s do things …

Edward Everett Horton: Oh, really …

Betty Grable: I’ll teach you a few things …

Edward Everett Horton: Are you talking to me?

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The Gay Divorcee, starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Alice Brady, Eric Blore

The Gay Divorcee

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The Gay Divorcee (1934), starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Alice Brady, Eric Blore

Synopsis

In The Gay Divorcee, Mimi Glossop (Ginger Rogers) is looking for a way out of her unhappy marriage. So, her busybody aunt (Alice Brady) hires a professional correspondent to pose as her niece’s lover. When Mimi meets American dancer Guy Holden (Fred Astaire), she thinks he’s the faux beau, and she confuses his genuine interest for part of the act.

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Her Husband's Affairs, starring Lucille Ball and Franchot Tone

Her Husband’s Affairs

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Her Husband’s Affairs (1947), starring Lucille Ball, Franchot Tone

Her Husband’s Affairs is a comedy starring Lucille Ball as Margaret Weldon, a wife who is constantly trying to help her husband, ad man William Weldon (played by Franchot Tone) — who doesn’t want the help.  This leads to significant friction between the couple nearly leading to divorce.  

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Holiday, starring Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, Doris Nolan, Lew Ayres, Edward Everett Horton

Holiday

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Holiday (1938), starring Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, Doris Nolan, Lew Ayres, Edward Everett Horton, Franchot Tone, directed by George Cukor

Synopsis of Holiday

Johnny Case (Cary Grant), a free-thinking financier, has finally found the girl of his dreams — Julia Seton (Doris Nolan), the spoiled daughter of a socially prominent millionaire — and she’s agreed to marry him!  Johnny plans a holiday for the two to enjoy life while they are still young.  But his fiancée has other plans.  She wants Johnny to work in her father’s bank!  He needs to decide whether to follow his head or his heart.  But Johnny can rely on at least one Seton in his corner. Its Linda Seton (Katherine Hepburn), the down-to-earth younger sister of his soon-to-be-wife.  And she likes Johnny just the way he is.

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Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) starring C.Z. "Cuddles" Sakall, Edward Everett Horton, Eddie Cantor, Dennis Morgan, Joan Leslie

Thank Your Lucky Stars [Eddie Cantor]

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Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) starring C.Z. “Cuddles” Sakall, Edward Everett Horton, Eddie Cantor, Dennis Morgan, Joan Leslie

Synopsis of Thank Your Lucky Stars

In Thank Your Lucky Stars, theater producers (Horton and Sakall) are staging a wartime charity program.  However, the production is taken over by their egotistical star (Eddie Cantor). Meanwhile, an aspiring singer (Dennis Morgan) and his songwriter girlfriend (Joan Leslie) conspire to get into the charity program by replacing Cantor with their look-alike friend, tour bus driver Joe Simpson (Eddie Cantor).

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