Shall We Dance (1937)

Feature Film

Director: Mark Sandrich
Writers: Allan Scott, Ernest Pagano, P.J. Wolfson, Harold Buchman, Lee Loeb
Cinematographer: David Abel
Composers: George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Cast: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Eric Blore, Jerome Cowan, Ketti Gallian, William Brisbane

This Astaire-Rogers vehicle, a musical farce with songs by the Gershwins, chronicling two dancers and their managers’ attempts to variously prove and disprove a rumoured marriage aboard an ocean liner, is, with a number of unforgettable song-and-dance numbers and a couple of trouser-soilingly funny comic asides, a delight from beginning to end. Iain.Stott