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One of the greatest music and dance stars in the history of motion pictures, Fred rose from a fairly inauspicious start, where a studio exec remarked: "Can't sing. Can't act. Slightly balding. Can dance a little." Well, his career and achievements speak for themselves. A remarkable talent, this box set features 4 of his most-loved films.
Swing Time (Dir. George Stevens, 1936): Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers star in arguably their finest film together; packed with exhilarating dance routines and a marvellous score, this is an indispensable musical classic! Swing Timeis full of magical moments including a complex and delightful routine to 'Pick Yourself Up', a luminous turn to 'Waltz In Swing Time' and Astaire's breathtaking solo to 'Bojangles Of Harlem'.
Top Hat (Dir. Mark Sandrich, 1935): Following a case of mistaken identity, dancer Jerry (Astaire) follows Dale (Rogers), the girl of his dreams, to Europe and tries to win her heart through song and dance routines. This most lavish of musicals from Hollywood's golden era features lyrics and music by Irving Berlin.
You'll Never Get Rich (Dir. Sidney Lanfield, 1941): After his wife discovers a telltale diamond bracelet, impresario Martin Cortland tries to show he's not chasing after showgirl Sheila Winthrop. Choreographer Robert Curtis gets caught in the middle of the boss's scheme. Army conscription offers Robert the perfect escape from his troubles - or does it?
You Were Never Lovelier (Dir. William A. Seiter, 1942): In this lavish Hollywood musical, the headstrong daughter (Hayworth) of a powerful Argentine hotelier has to contend with her father's attempts to get her to marry...