Academy Awards 1934 -
Best Original Song: Con Conrad & Herb Magidson
Entertainment Weekly - 11/10/2006
"The repartee is sharp, the plot is delightfully ridiculous, and the numbers...are knockouts." -- Grade: A
A lively adaptation of the stage musical, which featured Astaire and his sister, Adele and the first film in which Astaire and Rogers actually received star billing. While vacationing at an English seaside resort, a soon-to-be-divorced woman mistakes a lovestruck song-and-dance man for her paid co-respondent. As usual, the plot's not important when you see these two and hear classics like Cole Porter's Night and Day. Academy Award Nominations: 5, including Best Picture.
Description by Warner Home Video:
Gay Divorcee, The
In one of their best loved, most charming song-and-dance comedies, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers demonstrate just how they became best known as America's greatest dance team. Includes the Academy Award(R) winning hit "The Continental." Year: 1934 Director: Mark Sandrich Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Alice Brady