Swing Time

Swing Time
Swing Time
  • UR
  • 1h 43m
  • 1936
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Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers star as a pair of dancing sweethearts who are betrothed to others when it's Swing Time. John "Lucky" Garnett (Astaire) goes to his hometown to marry Margaret Watson (Betty Furness), but friends from him his vaudeville act--knowing his weakness for gambling--trick Lucky into missing his wedding. Furious, Margaret gives Lucky one more chance ... if he can earn $25 ,000. Penniless, Lucky goes to New York to find a way to earn the money. He quickly amasses a small fortune by gambling, but he also meets dancer Penny Carrol (Rogers), who is unhappily engaged to Ricardo Romero (George Metaxa). Now, how will Lucky and Penny escape their promises to others and find a way to live happily together?

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Variety Staff

Another winner for the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers combo. It's smart, modern, and impressive in eve...

June 21, 2017
Chicago Reader
Don Druker

One of the best of the Astaire-Rogers musicals, and one that shouldn't have worked as well as it d...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Stephen Garrett

The score by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields is peerless.

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Frank S. Nugent

Nothing so intangible as a disappointing musical score should deter you from enjoying them to the...

June 17, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:August 27, 1936
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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