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Barkleys/Broadway
Barkleys/Broadway
VHS

5.0 out of 5 stars way of thinking, May 26 2004
This review is from: Barkleys/Broadway (VHS Tape)
If you think of this as an ASTAIRE_ROGERS movie, then you will have some trouble. However, If you think of this as a movie WITH Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, then you will enjoy it. I thought it was very nice, especially when they did the "they can't take that away from me" and dance to it. Ginger doesn't look a day older than 30. (she's 38, and still adorable)We also have to remember, that this was after the depression, after the war, and ten years of different audiences since thier last picture. not to mentio MGM instead of RKO, so of course it will be different. The magic is still there, but in a different way. Don't look for it, but accept it as it is, and you'll find that Asaire-Rogers chemisrty never left.

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella [Import]
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella [Import]

5.0 out of 5 stars lamp lady, May 26 2004
i saw this film a long time ago, when I was 3 or 4. Of course I didn't know who Ginger rogers was, and the only thing I really remember about her performance is that she puts a lamp shade over her head. well, no wonder I'm not surprised that she brings a smile to my face in all her movies. she's a natural.

Top Hat
Top Hat
VHS
3 used & new from CDN$ 19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Top Hat Top Entertainment, May 26 2004
This review is from: Top Hat (VHS Tape)
This was the first Astaire ROgers film I saw. I saw it on TCM, but only the last ten minutes. Since then, I've not only seen the whole thing, but I've bought it. GInger was never cuter than in Lovely Day, the team was never more seductive then inCheek to Cheek, with Ginger looking as light as a feather. (NIght and Day is a close second) Ginger's rendition of the Piccolino would run the depression out of an undertaker. I love it!

Swing Time
Swing Time
VHS
3 used & new from CDN$ 2.62

5.0 out of 5 stars what a film, May 26 2004
This review is from: Swing Time (VHS Tape)
Wow! what a terrific film. This deffinately among their best. Look at Ginger's face when she finds out that Fred can dance in the PICK YOURSELF UP number. what a look. she truly had the most expressive eyes. the numbers are great. SWING TIME, NEVER GONNA DANCE, and others are great. highly recommended.

Flying Down to Rio [Import]
Flying Down to Rio [Import]
VHS
2 used & new from CDN$ 19.98

5.0 out of 5 stars early success, May 26 2004
I love this movie for 2 reasons.
1: The friend relationship that Fred and Ginger have. They get along so well and that helped to heighten the chemistry.
2:Ginger's wisecracks. SHe still has that wisecracking-second-lead-chorine type attitude that she would lose in coming pictures. she sings "music makes me" with an adorable smile and swiveling hips.
the best scene is in the cafe, where ginger can't take her mind off food.
"OOH, cookies"
"I'd rather split a banana split 3-way"
"Wanna cookie? Take your choice!"
This is just an early sampling of the greatest dance teams magic.

Major & The Minor [Import]
Major & The Minor [Import]
VHS
3 used & new from CDN$ 23.99

5.0 out of 5 stars classic, May 26 2004
who says this movie isn't classic? it's one of the funniest. Ginger somehow manages to be a surprisingly good little girl. (if not 12, then 14 maybe, but who cares?) she should have been nominated for an oscar at least. i don't know how this one made it past the censors untouched! on the train, when Ginger wakes because of the lightning, and Ray MIlland comes down to comfort her in her bed (he doesn't know she's really an adult) we can only imaginge what's going through her mind! and when she presse her cheek against his chest? HOLY MACKERAL! He thinks she's shaking because of the lightning, but we know better, heh heh...
Ginger is also Hilarious with all the looks and wisecracks that she gives. One of the best lines she has is, after being compared to a lightbulb (moths like lightbulbs) when Ray sees a cadet smooch her. He explains ( in another risque conversation!) that she should be careful around the boys, becase they're attracted to her. She replies: I'll try to be a well behaved lightbulb! Also watch for a little tap-dancing on her part, brings back memories of the thirties. But this movie is definately one of my favories dancing or no.

Story/Vernon&Irene Castle
Story/Vernon&Irene Castle
VHS

5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful, May 26 2004
this movie is so sweet. After seeing eight preceeding films (all wonderful no doubt)where they squabble, it's so sweet to see them really act like a couple. The scene on the balcony of the Paris apartment, where Fred kisses her is aborable. Not to mention the acting is ducky. It would be easy to overact in a film like this but they pull it off fine. Ginger is a little scene stealer. (what else is new)

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